Saturday, January 8, 2011
Act in All Diligence
What is Diligence?
-"Diligence is steady, consistent, ernest, and energetic effort..." (Preach My Gospel pg. 121)
"Wherefore let every man learn his duty, and to act in the office in which he is appointed, in all diligence. He that is slothful shall not be counted worthy to stand..."
You know that last part sounds pretty harsh, but it isn't, because God is telling us to be diligent but he has also given us a promise that if we are diligent in what he asks he is going to bless us beyond belief, and in Doctrine and Covenants 75:5 it tells us this:
"And thus, if ye are faithful ye shall be...crowned with honor, and glory, and immortality, and eternal life."
So again, I ask the question why is there a need for us to be diligent?
- Because if we are diligent we are going to grow, gain experience, and reach that goal that we are trying for.
I know that God blesses us for our effort in keeping the commandments. I know that God loves us and is so happy with us when we do what is right. So go do what is right! :)