Wednesday, January 31, 2001

Alma 41:7-8

"These are they that are redeemed of the Lord; yea, these are they that are taken out, that are delivered from that endless night of darkness; and thus they stand or fall; for behold, they are their own judges, whether to do good or evil.
Now, the decrees of God are unalterable; therefore, the way is prepared that whosoever will may walk therein and be saved."
Alma 41:7-8

Isn’t this interesting?  I've been thinking about black and white lately... and moderation.  what exactly we are striving for.  Are some things all or nothing, and other things we're shooting for the middle?  how does that work?  (I still don't have a definitive answer, so any thoughts are welcome...)  Anyway, searching around on that topic this morning brought me to this chapter.  What I find interesting here is that we are our own judges in a lot of ways.  and the endless night of darkness doesn't sound too good.  The mast fascinating thing, and this kind of goes along with what I was looking for, is that the way is prepared by God.  We can walk in the way and be saved, or we can walk somewhere else.  In that, it is pretty black and white.  You are either on the path, or off.  And it seems like the path is prepared for anyone who wants to walk in it, so there must be access to it from each of our lives.  So, then we have to find the way to get on the track, and not keep getting off along the way. :)  It is easy to become distracted, and sometimes hard to know what things are distractions.  Learning to listen to the spirit is important, because it is the only sure way to tell whether you are on the path or not... if you can feel that spirit and that peace in your life.  Today, let's listen... make sure we are going forward, on the path that God has prepared for us.

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