Saturday, October 30, 2010

Look and Live

As I was reading today from the Book of Mormon, I was really touched by the counsel given from a Father to his Son.  Alma gives much counsel to his son Helaman first to Trust in God, that he can save us from the "chains of death."  He teaches him to Repent, and "be diligent in keeping the commandments."  And my favorite part of this chapter came at the very end.  Alma says, "O my son, do not be slothful because of the easiness of the way; for so was it with our fathers; for so was it prepared for them, that if they would look  they might live; even so it is with us. The way is prepared, and if we will look we may live forever...See that ye look to God and live."  I know that we hear it over and over again, that if we will but keep the commandments and live righteously, we will be blessed with Eternal Life.  I guess this message is so important that we need to hear it every day, sometimes multiple times each day, so we can fully understand what it really means.  I am grateful for the Gospel, and for the prophets of old, and the prophets today, thier counsel is of great worth.  Look to God and Live, He will bless you!

1 comment:

  1. You are right it is so easy to forget the simple things but it really is simple. Good post Elder Mortensen!