The last segment of this series on service will mostly be quotes from the Brethren that were too long to put in the previous sections. They are powerful lessons on how service affects our lives.
In this third part of the series on service we’ll look at the need to learn wisdom in how we serve, as well as the benefits to us that come from that service. Service is the laboratory where we put into practice the book work we have learned from studying the gospel. It is through service that all we have read about becomes real. It is through service that we learn what it means to be Christlike.
This is the second part in a series on service. The first part covered the problems associated with service. This part looks at the reason behind service. The bulk of this part of the series lies in the quotes from the six General Authorities I have randomly selected. I will make my comments and observations between and around their quotes.
The concept of service is complicated. Anyone who would tell you that service is easy is selling you something. Acts of service are rarely cut and dried. They are rarely simple. I will explain that later on.
This is a dispensation of unbounded and unequaled privilege. With that privilege comes responsibility. Our challenge is to personally come to recognize just how blessed we really are, and what is expected of us because of those blessings.
Sometimes we feel comfortable with our state of acceptability before the Lord. Sometimes we aren’t so sure of ourselves. What are some things we can use to judge our state of acceptance to God? Moroni 7 gives us some pointers to help us in our quest to be good enough before the Lord.