The Gift of Wisdom

The Gift of Wisdom

The New Testament apostle Paul complained to Timothy of people who were “ ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” (2 Timothy 3:7.) Jesus lamented that the lawyers had taken away the key of knowledge (Luke 11:52.) Today, we see that many...
Moral Courage

Moral Courage

One of the purposes of mortal life is to prove to God that we will keep His commandments when that takes courage (Henry B. Eyring, “Moral Courage,” Liahona, Mar 2010, 4–7). An important aspect of Mormon beliefs is that one purpose of our life on earth is to be tested....
Gratitude as a Path to Happiness

Gratitude as a Path to Happiness

In difficult economic times, it might seem hard to make a Thanksgiving list of things we’re grateful for. However, no matter what our circumstances, there are always things to add to our list. We are children of a loving Father in Heaven. That is the first item to...
Parable of the Talents

Parable of the Talents

In the New Testament, Jesus told a parable of a man who, about to leave on a trip, gave each of his servants some talents (coins) to have stewardship over. Each received a different amount. Most of them used the talents in such a way as to increase the value of the...

Using Agency Wisely: Consequences

In order to learn to make wise use of our eternal gift of agency, we must understand that each choice we make has consequences. These consequences can affect our entire lives and even our eternities. They also affect others. When we learn to evaluate the consequences...
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