Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Helaman 5:2 -- On Choosing Good

"For as their laws and their governments were established by the voice of the people, and they who chose evil were more numerous than they who chose good, therefore they were ripening for destruction, for the laws had become corrupted."
Helaman 5:2

This is a good reminder for us that we need to keep the will of the Lord in mind in every part of our lives.  It can be tempting sometimes to relegate thoughts of God and religion to Sunday only and think that all the rest of it is just our lives... that spirituality and real life don't really intersect that much, and that God doesn't have anything to do with work or school or government or our home or social lives. Tempting, but like so many other temptations, completely wrong.

All of life is part of the gospel, every waking moment (probably the sleeping ones too), and every breath and action of our lives.  They all are part of the lessons that God has for us, and part of learning to become more than we are, to choose good over evil, to learn to love and not to hate.  Today, let's make sure that we aren't choosing evil in any part of our lives... that we aren't putting profit before people, that we aren't embracing dishonesty, that we aren't promoting discrimination or anger.

Let's make sure we pray about our decisions, not just when we're preparing a lesson at church, but also when we are disciplining our children, going out with friends, choosing what tasks to prioritize at work, and taking tests at school.  Let's make sure that in *all* that we do, including posting online, and voting for our leaders, our voices are always promoting good and not evil.  As we ensure that we are on God's side in everything, hopefully we can avoid that whole "ripening for destruction" stuff. :)

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