Friday, March 30, 2018

1 Nephi 6:4-5 -- On Choosing God over the World

"For the fulness of mine intent is that I may persuade men to come unto the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, and be saved.
Wherefore, the things which are pleasing unto the world I do not write, but the things which are pleasing unto God and unto those who are not of the world."
1 Nephi 6:4-5

These verses seem to indicate that we can't have it both ways.  We can't please the world and also please God.  We have to choose.

I think we spend a lot of time juggling, trying to please everyone, and eventually one or the other is going to be lost, as we continue to make decisions of importance.  Let's just make sure when that time comes that we put God first.  Getting closer to God and doing things pleasing to him is what truly matters.  If other priorities have to bend or break in order to serve God, then maybe they aren't things that we truly need in our lives, but we always, always need God.

Today, let's put God first, and help others to do so as well, by setting a good example and being Christlike people.

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