Thursday, March 13, 2008

A light in the darkness 3 Nephi 18: 15-16

15 Verily, verily, I say unto you, ye must watch and pray always, lest ye be tempted by the devil, and ye be led away captive by him.
16 And as I have prayed among you even so shall ye pray in my church, among my people who do repent and are baptized in my name. Behold I am the light; I have set an example for you.

(Book of Mormon | 3 Nephi 18:15 - 16)

It is imperative that we constantly rely on the Lord for our strength. Satan will stay as close by us as we let him, always looking for a way to sneak into our lives and to get us to act foolishly. If we are not vigilant in our efforts to stay close to the Lord, we can be led away captive by our adversary. I see that as giving away a portion of my agency to my enemy. If I am captive, I no longer have the freedom to choose what I will do. I am subject to the whims of someone else.

We are to pray as Jesus has taught us. We are to repent and be baptized in His name. He is the light that shines brightly in an ever increasingly dark world. He is like a lighthouse on a stormy night. Following His light will always bring us safely home.


Aaron said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on how you stay close to the Savior. The scriptures you share are comforting and I like the imagery of the lighthouse as well.

Candace E. Salima said...

Excellent thought. I enjoyed it immensely.

S.Faux said...

Great thought. Thanks! We LDS need to do a better job of explaining how we believe in works, because we also believe in grace. We LDS have NEVER believed we could do it on our own without LOTS of help from above. I think your post makes that point.