Saturday, June 18, 2011

"Woe Unto You . . . Hypocrites!"

I better write about last weeks lesson because tomorrow is a new one.  Hypocracy - it is usually easier to see such behavior in others and yet the lesson was about recognizing it in ourselves.  That's not so easy. 

One way to identify it - John 12:43:  "For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God." 

How to eliminate it - Doctrine & Covenants 82:19:  "Every man seeking the interest of his neighbor, and doing all things with an eye single to the glory of God.

Plus a promise - Doctrine & Covenants 88:67:   "And if your eye be single to my glory, your whole bodies shall be filled with light, and there shall be no darkness in you; and that body which is filled with light comprehendeth all things."

“He loves the Lord with all his heart who … is ready to give up, do, or suffer anything in order to please and glorify him. He loves God with all his soul … who is ready to give up life for his sake and to be deprived of the comforts of the world to glorify him. He loves God with all his strength who exerts all the powers of his body and soul in the service of God. He loves God with all his mind who applies himself only to know God and his will, who sees God in all things and acknowledges him in all ways.”  - Elder Howard W. Hunter, Improvement Era, June 1965, 512

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