We are given commandments because we are loved and he wants to protect us.
John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.In turn, we show love by following.
Preach My Gospel - Commandments are instructions from a loving Father in Heaven to help us have happy lives.Obedience brings peace in this life and eternal life in the world to come.
We are expected to obey so we can be blessed.
Blessings come as we obey.
Doctrine & Covenants 130:20-21
20 There is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundations of this world, upon which all blessings are predicated --
21 And when we obtain any blessings from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicatedAnalogy of commandments protecting.
Mormons CAN'T do this and this, but really it's so we CAN do this and this.
Some of the commandments:
Study the Scriptures
Keep the Sabbath Day Holy
Follow the Prophet
Keep the 10 Commandments
Live the Law of Chastity
Obey the Word of Wisdom
Pay Tithing / Fast Offerings
Obey and Honor the Law
|(Jessica with Parents & Grandparents)|
Sunday night from 4-6 I had an Open House to say my last goodbyes to friends and family. I am so grateful for those who came. It meant a lot to me to have you there!
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|(Sister Jessica Smith & President Darold Stroud)|