I feel certain that if, in our homes, parents will read from The Book of Mormon prayerfully and regularly, both by themselves and with their children, the spirit of that great book will come to permeate our homes and all who dwell therein. The spirit of reverence will increase; mutual respect and consideration for each other will grow. The spirit of contention will depart. Parents will counsel their children in greater love and wisdom. Children will be more responsive and submissive to the counsel of their parents. Righteousness will increase. Faith, hope, and charity - the pure love of Christ - will abound in our homes and lives, bringing in their wake peace, joy, and happiness.
- President Marion G. Romney

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Lesson 10 "This is My Voice Unto All"

Reading Assignment: Doctrine and Covenants 25

Today I just want to look at verse 2, in this revelation to Emma Smith:
"A revelation I give unto you concerning my will; and if you art faithful and walk in the paths of virtue before me, I will preserve thy life, and thou shalt receive an inheritance in Zion."

Take a minute and reread this talk by Sister Dalton from last October's conference, "A Return to Virtue."

A return to virtue must begin individually in our hearts and in our homes. What can each of us do to begin our return to virtue? The course and the training program will be unique to each of us. I have derived my personal training program from instructions found in the scriptures: “Let virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly.” “Stand . . . in holy places.” “Cleave unto [your] covenants.” “Lay aside the things of [the] world.” “Believe that ye must repent.”“Always remember him and keep his commandments.” And “If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, . . . seek after these things.” Now more than ever before, it is time to respond to Moroni’s call to “awake, and arise” and to “lay hold upon every good gift, and touch not the evil gift, nor the unclean thing.”

What parts of that talk stuck out most to you? Please share you thoughts in the comments.

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