Monday, September 14, 2015

Mosiah 7

(August 27, 2015)
                Just like the people of Limhi were in bondage to the Lamanites even after the time that they turned from their sins, so too are we often in bondage past the time when we turn from our sins.  At first glance, this seems counterintuitive – after all, if we are doing good, shouldn’t our lives be blessed as a result? – but in actuality it makes perfect sense.

                When we are in the throes of sin, the last thing that Satan would want would be to awaken us from our slumber to see our dependence on God.  When we sin, Satan ‘blesses’ us with the temporal pleasures of this world for a time.  When we repent and turn to the Lord, Satan turns his attention to breaking our wills in hopes of destroying us and getting us to return to him.

                When we repent (and we must), we should not do so in the illusion that our lives will be easy once we abandon our sins and weaknesses.  For a time (perhaps for the rest of our lives) things will unquestionably become much harder for us because of our repentance.  But peace comes from that, and a happiness more lasting than the slumber that the world has to offer.  And, whether in this life or the next, the Lord will inevitably break our chains if we remain faithful to Him.

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