Sunday, September 15, 2013

We are Set for an Example to Others

Today I read Isaiah 42 and I liked how the Savior tells the Israelites that they are set for an example to others.  As I have mentioned before, one of my favorite scriptures is Alma 39:11 where Alma tells Corianton that because of his conduct, forsaking his mission for the harlot Isabel, the Zoramites would not believe Alma's words.  As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints once it becomes know that we are members we are always on display.  People will always pay attention to what we are doing and will judge us for it.  Most of us have had that experience where someone will tell us that they knew a member of the Church once, and will then proceed to tell us how that member behaved and what impression it left on them.

The Savior means for us to be an example to the world.  He told the Jews that a city set on a hill cannot be hid, letting them know that they too were an example to the world of how to live and behave.  We are held to a higher standard as those belonging to God's church.  And that's ok.  But we need to remember who we are and act accordingly because people are always watching, and whether it is fair or not, they will judge the entire LDS church upon us and our behavior.  Play well thy part.  Until tomorrow.

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