Thursday, June 18, 2009

...consider the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God

This is possibly my most favorite verse in all of recorded scripture. It comes from King Benjamin's address to his people in Mosiah 2:41.

And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness. O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it.

Keeping the commandments blesses us both temporally and spiritually. A lot of us are especially in need of temporal blessings right now and we always need spiritual blessings. We can choose to live in a blessed and happy state. And remember that these things are true, for the Lord God hath spoken it. You can't get a more powerful promise from a more powerful being.

Be blessed and happy, why not?

Jeremy