Friday, January 15, 2016

Alma 41:3 -- On Doing and Desiring Good

"And it is requisite with the justice of God that men should be judged according to their works; and if their works were good in this life, and the desires of their hearts were good, that they should also, at the last day, be restored unto that which is good."
Alma 41:3

This is a good reminder that we're here to learn, and to learn we have to take action.  Passively listening and observing isn't enough.  Not saying it can't help us, because we can learn a lot from reading and thinking and others' examples.  But we have to live our lives and make our own decisions as well.  We have to do good works, and serve the people around us.  We need to learn love and kindness and purity and so many things, and we can't learn them like we need to without putting the principles into practice.  That's part of what earth life is for.  Here, we have bodies.  This provides temptations but also great opportunities... to do and to act.  As we learn to work with body and spirit, then we feel more united as individuals, and we also have an opportunity to learn of and unite with the will of God, learning from him how to love and serve and overcome trials.  Today, let's do good and desire good, and let's learn from God, the source of all good, so that someday we'll be restored to good. :)

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