Saturday, January 9, 2010

Helaman 3

27 Thus we may see that the Lord is merciful unto all who will, in the sincerity of their hearts, call upon his holy name.
28 Yea, thus we see that the gate of heaven is open unto all, even to those who will believe on the name of Jesus Christ, who is the Son of God.
29 Yea, we see that whosoever will may lay hold upon the word of God, which is quick and powerful, which shall divide asunder all the cunning and the snares and the wiles of the devil, and lead the man of Christ in a strait and narrow course across that everlasting gulf of misery which is prepared to engulf the wicked—
30 And land their souls, yea, their immortal souls, at the right hand of God in the kingdom of heaven, to sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and with Jacob, and with all our holy fathers, to go no more out.

The word of God in the scriptures and from living prophets and apostles is a sure guide. It opens our hearts and minds to discern between truth and error. Daily study and contemplation of the word of God prepares us for the challenges we face. I led a prayer in the temple Wednesday night and was impressed to pray that we would be blessed with the strength to overcome adversity and remain faithful and endure to the end. We need all the help we can get in the days to come, and the scriptures are a great blessing that we can't afford to treat lightly.

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