Sunday, November 12, 2000

Proverbs 23:7

"For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee."
Proverbs 23:7

This is interesting, and goes along with something that we have talked about before... the end product is what we become.  Dallin Oaks talked about it in conference.  Our challenge in life is not just to know our Saviour.  That is a remarkable and worthy thing, but if we don't take it farther, and trust him and follow him, then it falls short.  Collecting knowledge is good as far as it goes, but until we put it into action in our lives, and in the world... then it's just memorization... and I *promise,* our final isn't going to be based on that.  In the scriptures we see many examples of people who thought that the law would save them.  But it isn't multiple choice, and it isn't just oral examination... it's becoming something better than you could ever become on your own.  It's teaming up with God to find a better way, greater happiness... and all of the laws and all of the guidelines and ordinances in the gospel point to that.  To becoming something great.  And we can start with obedience to the law... we can start with love for God, or we can start by gathering knowledge, but until we incorporate them all... and until it changes our lives, then we haven't bridged the distance.  Until we start thinking like God. :)  There are a few people in the scriptures that God gave the sealing power to... that whatsoever they bound on earth would be bound in heaven... that whatever they said, it would happen.  And the reason that he gave that to them is because they were on the same page, and God *knew* that they would never say anything that was contrary to his will.  Wouldn't it be cool to get to the point where you knew God so well that you could finish his sentences? :)  Where you could know definitely what he would do in a given circumstance?  That is amazing.  Anyway, so today... think some good thoughts, and talk to God a little, see what he is thinking today. :)

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