"We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things." - Articles of Faith 1:13
(Disclaimer: I am not an official spokesman for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Friday, January 4, 2013
A Brief Tribute
Today I wish to pay tribute to a few people whose exemplary lives and individual desires to do God's will have inspired me to become better.
"The more I learn about the wisdom of God, the more I believe I am only
at the beginning end of wisdom. It humbles me as I realize how much I
have to learn. Today, I hope to increase our desire to acquire wisdom
and specifically the wisdom of God." (From the recent Ensign article, Reverence for God is the beginning of Wisdom)
Nephi: "For the fulness of mine intent is that I may apersuade men to bcome unto the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, and be saved.
Wherefore, the things which are apleasing 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 Ne. 6:4-5)
"Behold, I am Moroni, your chief captain. I aseek not for power, but to pull it down. I bseek
not for honor of the world, but for the glory of my God, and the
freedom and welfare of my country. And thus I close mine epistle." (Alma 60:36)
"Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do anothing of myself; but as my bFather hath ctaught me, I dspeak these things.
And he that asent me is with me: the Father hath not left me balone; for I cdo always those things that dplease him." (John 8:28-29)