Friday, January 17, 2014

Alma 12:12-13

"And Amulek hath spoken plainly concerning death, and being raised from this mortality to a state of immortality, and being brought before the bar of God, to be judged according to our works.
Then if our hearts have been hardened, yea, if we have hardened our hearts against the word, insomuch that it has not been found in us, then will our state be awful, for then we shall be condemned."
Alma 12:12-13

This is something to think about.  Not to give ourselves a guilt trip or think badly about ourselves, but just an honest inventory.  If judgement day were now, would the word of God be found in us?
I think it is easy to harden our hearts and not let any of the words stick, and really easy to get caught up in life and forget to drink in the word of God through scriptures or church lessons or personal study.  But, if we find that we don't have a lot of the word of God within us, that's something we can change.  We can read more, study more... go to church more, or listen at church more if we're already there. :)  And then, of course, if we have some of the word in us, we need to act on it.  As the verse says, we're judged according to our works... so we need to internalize some of these lessons, and then do something about it.  Not in an impossible "fix the world all by ourselves" way, but some baby steps in learning to love our neighbors, and learning to love God and make him a priority in our lives might be a good start.  Today, let's get a head start on judgement day with this insider information about it, and get ourselves prepared. :)

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