Sunday, October 28, 2012


Elder David A Bednar - Apostle, Converted unto the Lord, General Conference October 2012

We should know the gospel is true and be true to the gospel.

Helaman 15:5-6
5 And I would that ye should behold that the more part of them are in the path of their duty, and they do walk circumspectly before God, and they do observe to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments according to the law of Moses.
6 Yea, I say unto you, that the more part of them are doing this, and they are striving with unwearied diligence that they may bring the remainder of their brethren to the knowledge of the truth; therefore there are many who do add to their numbers daily.

Zina D. Young, in Woman’s Exponent, Oct. 15, 1877, 74
“Sisters, it is for us to be wide awake to our duties.”

Elder D Todd Christofferson - Apostle, Brethren, We Have Work to Do, General Conference October 2012

"Some men and young men have taken the negative signals as an excuse to avoid responsibility and never really grow up."
As men of the priesthood, we have an essential role to play in society, at home, and in the Church. But we must be men that women can trust, that children can trust, and that God can trust.”
" is essential that you become proficient so that you can support a family and make a contribution for good in your community and your country."

Teachings: John Taylor, 164
“It is your duty first of all to learn what the Lord wants and then by the power and strength of His holy Priesthood to [so] magnify your calling in the presence of your fellows … that the people will be glad to follow you.”

George Albert Smith, in Conference Report, Apr. 1942, 14

“It is your duty first of all to learn what the Lord wants and then by the power and strength of His holy Priesthood to [so] magnify your calling in the presence of your fellows … that the people will be glad to follow you.”

Doctrine and Covenants 107:99

 99 Wherefore, now let every man learn his duty, and to act in the office in which he is appointed, in all diligence.

President Thomas S  Monson, Willing and Worthy to Serve, April 2012 General Conference

Time certainly marches on. Duty keeps cadence with that march. Duty does not dim nor diminish.”

Spencer W Kimball, The Miracle ofForgiveness [1969], 96 
“One breaks the priesthood covenant by transgressing commandments—but also by leaving undone his duties. Accordingly, to break this covenant one needs only to do nothing

President Ezra Taft Benson, So Shall Ye Reap [1960], 21

“It is not enough to receive the priesthood and then sit back passively and wait until someone prods us into activity. When we receive the priesthood, we have the obligation of becoming actively and anxiously engaged in promoting the cause of righteousness in the earth, because the Lord says:
“‘… He that doeth not anything until he is commanded, and receiveth a commandment with doubtful heart, and keepeth it with slothfulness, the same is damned’ [D&C 58:29]

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Of Things That Matter Most, General Conference October 2010

"What do you suppose pilots do when they encounter turbulence? A student pilot may think that increasing speed is a good strategy because it will get them through the turbulence faster. But that may be the wrong thing to do. Professional pilots understand that there is an optimum turbulence penetration speed that will minimize the negative effects of turbulence. And most of the time that would mean to reduce your speed. The same principle applies also to speed bumps on a road."

My comments: Sometimes we speed up to get through the turbulence of life faster, when in reality it is best to slow down and find the optimum speed.  Some hurry to get a promotion or hurry to get through school as fast as possibly, while our other duties of life are neglected.

 32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art convertedstrengthen thy brethren.

Elder Henry B Eyring, Learning in the Priesthood, April 2011 General Conference

"I am grateful to be with you in this meeting of the priesthood of God. We are in many different places tonight and at many stages in our priesthood service. Yet with all the variety of our circumstances, we have a need in common. It is to learn our duties in the priesthood and to grow in our power to perform them."

Elder Neil l Anderson, Preparing the World for the Second Coming , April 2011 General Conference
“He had a priesthood duty to offer two years of his life to declare the reality of the Lord Jesus Christ and His restored gospel. Nothing—not even a chance to play on the national team, with all the acclaim it would bring—would deter him from that duty.”

Alma 60:21
21 Or do ye suppose that the Lord will still deliver us, while we sit upon our thrones and do not make use of the means which the Lord has provided for us?

Doctrine and Covenants 108:7
7 Therefore, strengthen your brethren in all your conversation, in all your prayers, in all your exhortations, and in all your doings.

Elder L. Tom Perry, The Sabbath and the Sacrament
"Brothers and sisters, in the latter days the adversary succeeds when we relax our commitment to the Savior, ignore His teachings in the New Testament and other scripture, and cease to follow Him. "

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