Tuesday, September 1, 2015

2 Nephi 32-33

(August 12, 2015)
                Once again, I was drawn to the absolute language of this chapter.  The words of Christ will tell you all things that you should do.  Now what this doesn’t mean is being unwilling to get out of bed in the morning until we received inspiration to do so.  We believe in continuing revelation, not continuous revelation, and denying that makes us lazy and unprofitable servants (or more so than we already are).

                But we have guidance from the words of Christ as to the principles, and those principles are universal.  There is not one set of rules by which you operate under while you are a missionary and another set while you are a college student.  There is not one set of rules you operate under while married, and another when you are divorced.  There isn’t one set of principles you operate under on Sunday, and another at your job on Monday.

                The key to all of this is that the words of Christ will tell you all things you must do, meaning that the words of Christ must inform all aspects of your life.  Absent that, we are placing an area of our life as more important than the commandments of God, and that is essentially idolatry.

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