United States of America
2Nephi 9:30 But wo unto the rich,who are rich as to the things of the world. For because they are rich they despise the poor, and they persecute the meek, and their hearts are upon their treasures; wherefore, their treasure is their god. And Behold, their treasure shall perish with them also.
If we feel the Holy Ghost drawing us close to the Savior, and are daily reminded of his love and patience in our failures and weaknesses, we are more likely to be meek and teachable, having more of the power of God in our lives. If we do not have these feelings, the distractions, apathy, and pride will outweigh the things of the spirit, and we will find ourselves deflecting or resisting the spirit, making meekness and humility a fading attribute in our lives, also giving us less power to accomplish our mission, to come unto our Savior.
Meekness begins when we put our trust in God. Then because we trust him, we commit our way to him. We roll onto him our anxieties, or frustrations, our plans, our relationships, our jobs, and our health. Then we wait patiently on the Lord. We trust his timing, his power and His grace to work things out, in the best way for His glory and for our good. The results of trusting God, and the rolling of our anxieties unto God, and waiting patiently on God is that, we don't give way to quick and fretful fear, worry, or anger. But instead we take away wrath, and fear, and hand our cause over to God, and let him vindicate us if He chooses.
James 1:19 - 21 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness thee grafted word, which is able to save your souls.
Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the meek:for they shall inherit the earth.
D&C 19: 23 Learn of me, and listen to my words; walk in the meekness of my Spirit, and you shall have peace in me.
2nd Nephi 9:28 - 29 O that cunning plan of the evil one! O the vainness, and the frailties, and the foolishness of men! When they are learned they think they are wise, and they hearken not unto the counsel of God, for they set it aside, supposing they know of themselves,wherefore, their wisdom is foolishness and it profiteth them not. And they shall perish. 29 But to be learned is good if they hearken unto the counsels of God.
Latest posts by Don Bowman, Moroni Channel (see all)
- Senator Bong Go and former President Duterte meet with Elder Bednar in presenting the painting of the Davao Temple - February 21, 2023
- Utah man charged with aggravated arson and use of explosive device at the LDS Conference Center - January 21, 2023
- Auditions for 2023 Nauvoo & British Pageants - January 18, 2023
- Wife of Elder Robert D. Hales dies at age 90 - January 16, 2023