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September 10, 2018
Procrastination Is Spiritually Deadly
Book of Mormon Marriage And Family Study
2 Nephi 1: 14
"Whose limbs ye must soon lay down in the cold and silent grave, from whence no traveler can return."
We only have one chance at this life, and there are no do overs.
When we are on our deathbeds due to old age at 90 or so, will we look back on our lives and be satisfied with how we lived? Or, will we finally realize when it is too late that what we thought was important was not important at all. For example, I say satisfied because do any of us really do the best we can do each day? If we are honest with ourselves, when we review our day there is always something we could have done better or different.
All that is required for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing.
President Eyring said;
“Because the Lord is kind, He calls servants to warn people of danger. That call to warn is made harder and more important by the fact that the warnings of most worth are about dangers that people don’t yet think are real.”
“Those of us who have been parents have felt the anxiety of sensing danger our children cannot yet see. Few prayers are so fervent as those of a parent asking to know how to touch a child to move away from danger.”
C.S. Lewis wrote a great book called The Screwtape Letters, which is about an experienced devil mentoring a junior devil on how to tempt his mortal subject who happened to be a Christian. The senior devil acknowledged that their goal was not to cause serious sin; however, they would love it if he did.
Instead, these devils were happy with him attending church as long as he took a very casual approach to his faith. They wanted him to think that being very casual and passive was good enough. This would lead him down a wrong path and he would never question it, but instead think he is moving valiantly forward to God. His passive attitude about life and his faith would prevent him from evaluating his life to make any serious changes.
We owe it to our children to strengthen their faith and deepen their conversion. This is far more important than giving them an easy or a fun life.
If you live in the Salt Lake City valley, I invite you to join us at church on Sunday's at 1 p.m. We are a mid-singles ward; however, if you have a family please don't let that stop you. Please, join us for for our first meeting which is Sacrament meeting, and make sure you ask someone to introduce you to our ward mission leader. Our address is 6770 South 500 East, Midvale Utah, 84047.
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