Tuesday, May 19, 2009

2 Nephi 9:39

"O, my beloved brethren, remember the awfulness in transgressing against that Holy God, and also the awfulness of yielding to the enticings of that cunning one. Remember, to be carnally-minded is death, and to be spiritually-minded is life eternal."
2 Nephi 9:39

I think that this is a good thing to remember. So many things come our way in life that are bad or questionable, and it is hard to remove yourself from it completely... we have to live in the world, and hold jobs and walk down the street, etc. The first part of the scripture talks about transgressing and yielding... committing sin, and the second part talks more about how that happens... whether we are carnally minded or spiritually minded. Those are the things that we have to be careful of in our daily walk on the earth... letting those things into our minds to dwell and grow. What we think and dwell on becomes who we are... and even if we don't mean it to, what we think is going to eventually become what we do. It's part of us. When we think about bad or unclean things, then part of us is bad or unclean... and we are progressing towards eternal death. And when we think about good and spiritual things, then that part of us is clean, and we're progressing toward salvation and eternal life. Today, let's examine our thoughts. Are we thinking negatively about our brothers and sisters on the earth... any of God's children? Are we keeping the thought of God around us as we go throughout our day? If not, then maybe we should stop today and remind ourselves of what is important, and pull God into our minds and hearts a little more. :)

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