(May 25, 2015)
All of the tribes were diverse in their opinions, but they were unified in their hatred of the Gaddianton Robbers. But, we learn, it is not enough to merely be the enemy of evil (though that is, of course, necessary). After all, these people were sufficiently unrighteous that at the death of the Savior many of their cities were destroyed and many suffered death for their unrighteousness.
It isn’t enough to just oppose evil (or even merely avoid evil). To develop the relationship we need to develop with the Lord, we must actively seek to live the commandments and find the good. We must become a friend of the truth and a servant of God. Just opposing evil simply is not enough.