Saturday, February 16, 2013

Stand for What is Right

Today I read 2 Chronicles 18 where Judah and Israel go to battle against Syria.  Most of this chapter actually focuses on the kings of Judah and Israel asking the prophets of the false gods, and the Lord if they will be successful.  The king of Israel, Ahab, does not care for the true prophet because he says the prophet only speaks ill words to him, nothing good.  The prophet replies that he only speaks the words that God tells him to speak.

I have found myself in the same situation from time to time.  We live in a very immoral world and as such, we can find ourselves at odds with those around us.  If we choose to follow the Lord our God and do what is right then we will put ourselves in direct opposition of most of the world and what they think is right.  But, like Elder Dallin H. Oaks reminded us in a recent General Conference, just because the world thinks something is right and might even vote on it, does not change the fact that God has decreed something to be wrong a morally reprehensible in some cases.  We have to stand for what is right even if no one else will, that is an oath each of us took at the time of our baptism into this great church.  And we promised the Lord we would do it for Him, and that is not a promise we should take lightly.  Until tomorrow.

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