34 Teach them to never be weary of good works, but to be meek and lowly in heart; for such shall find arest to their souls.
Chapter 30: Valiant in the Cause of Christ 349–57
From the manual:
During one of the cold, tedious nights, the men lay on the floor until past midnight, unable to sleep because the guards were boasting of their recent attacks on the Saints, including acts of robbery, rape, and murder. Elder Parley P. Pratt recounted: “I had listened till I became so disgusted, shocked, horrified, and so filled with the spirit of indignant justice that I could scarcely refrain from rising upon my feet and rebuking the guards; but had said nothing to Joseph, or any one else, although I lay next to him and knew he was awake. On a sudden he arose to his feet, and spoke in a voice of thunder, or as the roaring lion, uttering, as near as I can recollect, the following words:
“ ‘SILENCE. … In the name of Jesus Christ I rebuke you, and command you to be still; I will not live another minute and hear such language. Cease such talk, or you or I die THIS INSTANT!’“He ceased to speak. He stood erect in terrible majesty. Chained, and without a weapon; calm, unruffled and dignified as an angel, he looked upon the quailing guards, whose weapons were lowered or dropped to the ground; whose knees smote together, and who, shrinking into a corner, or crouching at his feet, begged his pardon, and remained quiet till a change of guards."
What types of conversations do we have that the Holy Ghost has to overhear that offends him. Hopefully we have nothing so vile as this story betrays, but are we still offensive, nonetheless, with our words or thoughts.
When we have trials don't drop our responsibilities because we are in a trial. Set priorities, but don't give up on everything else to focus on your trial.
We receive strength in our trials when we reach out to others who are having trials-Elder Eyring's conference talk where he shared about the two widows.
Chapter 13: Obedience: “When the Lord Commands, Do It” 158–70
Law of consecration helps us to avoid pride.
"The Lord says that the efficacy of our prayers depends upon our liberality to the poor." (President Marion G. Romney, "Fundamental Welfare Services", Ensign May 1979)
“Our pioneer forebears lived by the adage, ‘Fix it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without’ ” (“I Believe,” Ensign, Aug. 1992, 6).
A missionary that returned from Japan a few weeks ago spoke.
Faith without works is dead. Work without purposes dead.
Standing in a big city in Japan he thought "all of these are God's children and not all of them know it."
Articles of Faith
1 We abelieve in bGod, the Eternal Father, and in His cSon, Jesus Christ, and in the dHoly Ghost.
From The Bulletin:
To worship God is to give Him your love, reverence, service and devotion. The Lord commanded Moses, "Worship God, for him only shalt thou serve" (Moses 1:15), In this dispensation He has command, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy might, mind and strength and int he name of Jesus Christ thou shalt serve him" (D&C 59:5). If you place any person or thing above the love of God, you are practicing false worship, or idolity (see Exodus 20:3-6). --source: http://lds.org