To have spiritual safety we must be in tune with the Holy Ghost, be aware of fake happiness, keep a current temple recommend, and pray.
We should assess our spiritual hearts to ensure that they are pure, soft, grateful, and obedient. We should be of one heart with others.
By aligning and binding ourselves to God and Jesus Christ, we can not only stand in holy places but make holy the places in which we stand.
Private and public religious behavior, kindness, and remaining true in the face of trials will help us live in the Lord’s kingdom with a valid passport.
We can choose to wander into the danger of spiritual "dragons," or we can choose to hold onto the iron rod, keeping our covenants and character safe.
We obtain the guidance of the Holy Spirit by praying, learning the gospel, living righteously, and serving in the Church.
Jesus Christ will guide you in your life. Use your faith so that you can be an instrument in His hands.
Instituting personal devotionals, scriptural immersion, and utilizing the atonement are ways we can inoculate ourselves against worldly "sicknesses."
One of the fruits of sincere repentance is that it changes our very nature. Let us strive for purity of heart and a disposition to do good continually.
As we hold fast to the iron rod, through righteous and humble obedience, we can taste the sweet joy of the Atonement that God is anxious for us to enjoy.
There is no shortcut on the path to the tree of life. Holding firmly to the "iron rod" - the gospel of Jesus Christ - will bring us to safety and joy.
There are many aspects of the future that we can't control. However, we do have power over the things of utmost importance - relationships and covenants.
As we ask what manner of men and women we ought to be, H. David Burton reminds us that striving to be like Christ is how we make something of ourselves.
The great scientific discoveries over the years stand with the events of the Restoration in showing God's love for humankind.
Elder Richard G. Scott speaks to us as friends as he uses the Book of Mormon to explain ways that we can establish a secure foundation for life.
Kevin D. Stocks likens our actions to entries in our own "book of life." Each page has eternal impact and will be reviewed by Heavenly Father.
The Lord has given many simple truths to help us pattern our lives. Acting on these truths will put us in a position to receive eternal, promised blessings.
National Geographic photographer Dewitt Jones described the difference between being the best in the world and being the best for the world. To be the best in the world, all of the attention is focused on the individual. To be the best for the world, the attention is focused on others.
As we practice holiness by making it a daily priority, serving others, and noticing opportunities for holiness, we become more Christlike.
There is another name by which we should all be known besides the one we received from our earthly fathers. That is the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
What do we have that we can offer in return for all the good gifts of our Father in Heaven and His Son Jesus Christ? We can offer our hearts and our free will—our obedience. We can sacrifice a broken heart and a contrite spirit.
We cannot be slackers in our commitment to the Lord . . . Our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and our gratitude for His sacrifice for us compels us to serve by bearing testimony of Him, even Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God.
Daily prayer, daily scripture study, and daily service are three important spiritual antioxidants that help guarantee we will retain our spiritual vision and have the Spirit to guide us in our day-to-day activities.
Choose to keep God's commandments and stay out of Satan's territory. We are promised safety and peace on the Lord's side of the line.
Life is a great chain of generations that we in the Church believe must be linked together. Never permit yourself to become a weak link in the chain.
In section 58 of the Doctrine and Covenants, the Lord tells us that it should not be necessary for him to “command in all things.” He then said: Men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness; For the power is in them, wherein they are agents unto themselves.[D&C 58:26–28] As dean of Admissions and…
Being righteous and true to the principles of the gospel leads to actions that show we understand sacred covenants in our hearts.
The Lord needs men and women of valour to step up through integrity, courage, and perseverance, to prepare the world for Him.
Although no one knows the time of the Second Coming, we do know what to expect in these last days - and we have the tools to thrive.
It is said that some of the saddest words ever said are "it might have been." Don't let life and its opportunities pass you by.
To "fulfill all righteousness," we need to be concerned not only with avoiding major sins, but also with diligence in small acts that can have big results.
When we share the gospel, love our neighbor, and worship the Lord, we are offending the devil. But we don't need to be afraid of offending him.
We can choose the right or disobey God. We must decide every day to choose the right by listening to the Spirit and following Christ.
Stories from scriptures and other faithful Saints worldwide teach us how we can build the kingdom of God by faith, repentance, service, and compassion.
We must choose each day to be on the Lord’s side in thought, word, and action. Choosing the Lord’s side will lead to happiness, honesty, and exaltation.
Just as we choose quality in the products we manufacture and consume, we must choose quality in our actions and early in our lives.
Jesus Christ's Atonement exemplifies all of the divine attributes we are seeking. Truly, "in Him all things hold together."
Sister Lee shares how she feels coming back to BYU—like coming home. Similarly, we can look forward to the day we arrive at our heavenly home.
The choices we make in this life determine our eternal inheritance. To become heirs of God, we must choose to obey the commandments He has given us.
In making bricks, the children of Israel needed straw to hold together and strengthen the building material. Here are some examples of spiritual straw.
The beatitudes that Christ taught in His Sermon on the Mount are the map that we must follow for a Christlike life.
Live pure, speak true, right wrong. Follow Christ the King and you will be prepared to live the kind of life that He lives.
Though we live in a morally conflicted world, we can choose to serve the Lord. We are promised the help revelation, a sure witness, and an anchor of faith.
With an eternal perspective, God will help you—our granddaughters, and all women—fulfill your divine missions in the family, the Church, and the world.
In mortality, we must keep “valiant values” so that when we return to Heavenly Father, we can declare that we used our agency righteously.
At BYU, we are a community of love and have a duty to look after one another, to be a friend, and to protect honor and integrity.
Never will our time or efforts be better rewarded than when they are spent in service and kindness. This kind of investing for eternity should be our aim.
My brothers and sisters, I feel almost as if I should look in the coffin to see if I am there. I am grateful for Brother Haycock’s kindness. I assure you it was overdone. I congratulate you young students who have the good fortune to be students at this great university. I am grateful that several of our grandchildren are with you. It is sixty-eight years this month since I…
Time is a resource and gift given to us from God. In our mission to use time wisely, we must remember that it is never too late to make important decisions. These decisions are how we we enter into life—eternal life.
Avoid the trap of vanity and hypocrisy. Instead of worrying about how you seem to others, be the kind of person you know you can and should be.
Prophecies, visions, and dreams may take different forms for you. Take time for teaching the gospel, for contemplation, and for chasing worthy dreams.
Learning to listen to the promptings of the Spirit brings safety. Every worthy individual is entitled to the companionship of the Spirit. If you listen, you will find he is often more eager to help than we are to obey.
Calling ourselves Latter-day Saints should fill us with responsibility to act like a saint. God expects us to be noble representatives of His cause.
If we pray sincerely, study the scriptures, serve, and make righteous choices, we will get a glimpse of the glory God has in store for us.
As you let your light shine by exemplifying and sharing the gospel, you will be amazed by the lives you touch—and how those lives touch yours in return.
Elder Sill discusses the significance of our choices in preparing for significant times in our lives: birth, marriage, choosing our calling, and death.
"Ye cannot serve God and mammon." Each of us must choose for ourselves whether our highest priority is to serve the Lord.
It isn't enough to be doing the right things; we need to make sure we are doing them for the right reasons. Ask yourself, "Are my motives pure?"
When evaluating our personal righteousness, we must be willing to ask ourselves whether we are truly doing our best or just trying to skate by.
For those seeking salvation in God's kingdom, the principles of the gospel and the commandments of the Lord offer a sure path to Him.
The kingdom of God is a place of righteousness. Each of us came to this earth with our own body and we must keep it from sin to enter the kingdom of God. The text for this speech is unavailable. Please see our FAQ page for more information.
Antoine R. Ivins encourages students to live their standards with integrity. Through righteousness, he promises, you will qualify yourselves for blessings.
"Eye hath not seen" the blessings promised for the righteous or the torment that comes to the wicked. Prepare yourself to be on the Lord's side.
Honesty is more than not lying, stealing, or cheating. Being honest with ourselves, with God, and with others entails doing what we know is right.
A testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ will prompt you to repent when you sin. It will also give you the conviction to stand up for your beliefs.
We are a long way from perfection, but there are some commandments we can master now to prepare ourselves for salvation. Hold fast to those worthy goals.
George Q. Morris counsels graduates at the August 1952 commencement ceremony to be aware of the state of their nation as well as their souls.