The difference between Saul and David was that David understood what Saul forgot: The Philistines have a Goliath. We have a God.
The apostle Paul seemed to understand that people seeing you as “good” is helpful in missionary work, but people seeing you as “redeemed” is essential.
The idea that people are behaviorally and spiritually “locked in” and have no hope of change makes life purposeless. We are simply marking time towards death, with our present dictated by our past and our future fixed by our present.
Know thou, my son, that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good. Doctrine & Covenants 122:7 I just finished writing what you are about to read. I didn’t intend to write it. I had quotes and media on another subject. But it just kind of came out in oneContinue reading “The Surprising Blessing of Adversity”
Whatever is truth is part of the essence of Christ. When we find truth, defined as the word of the Lord, then we are on the path to finding Christ.
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have… Hebrew 13:5 Years ago I read a book by Dr. Mark Chamberlain entitled “Wanting More: The Challenge of Enjoyment in the Age of Addiction.” It is one of the most insightful books I have read, and along with what IContinue reading “Wanting More”
I, the Lord God make you free, therefore ye are free indeed; and the law also maketh you free. Doctrine & Covenants 98:8 This is an interesting Fourth of July. At no time in my life, and likely ever in history, have the Founding Fathers been as maligned as they are right now. Even myContinue reading “Divine Documents of Liberty”
Instead of reluctantly releasing our sins, we can just bury those suckers.
Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see, for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. Luke 24:39 You have to feel for Thomas. For 2000 years, his name has been associated with “doubt.” But I can’t imagine that any of us wouldContinue reading “The Astounding Miracle of the Resurrection”
Mortality is not a tug of war between our wills and God’s. In truth, Christ is on our side of the rope, pulling for us with strength that we never could match.