Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Five Actionable and Specific Commandments of the Lord Jesus Christ

How many of us want to feel more spiritually fulfilled and nourished? In the sacramental prayer for the bread, we are promised that if we will keep the Lord's commandments, we may have his spirit to be with us always.
  1. If anyone hits you on one cheek, turn the other cheek to him (Luke 6:29; Matt 5:39; 3 Nephi 12:39).
  2. If anyone takes your cloak, allow him to have your coat too (Luke 6:29; Matt 5:40; 3 Nephi 12:40).
  3. Give to every person who asks you to (Luke 6:30; Matt 5:42; 3 Nephi 12:42).
  4. Do not ask for your stuff back from anyone who takes it (Luke 6:30).
  5. Lend to everyone who asks, do not ask for it back (#4), and hope that you do not get paid back (Luke 6:34-35; Matt 5:42; 3 Nephi 12:42).
Can you be more spiritually nourished and fulfilled than to have the spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ with you always?

Is having his spirit to be with us always worth doing these specific and actionable things?

What would stop us from always doing these things?

Can we follow Jesus Christ if we refuse to do these things he said to do?