henry-b-eyring-large“We need strength beyond ourselves to keep the commandments in whatever circumstances life brings to us.  The combination of trials and their durations are as varied as the children of our Heavenly Father.  No two are alike.  But what is being tested is the same, at all times in our lives and for every person: WILL WE DO WHATSOEVER THE LORD OUR GOD WILL COMMAND US?”
– Henry B. Eyring


ArtBook__134_134__EzraTaftBenson____[1]“When obedience ceases to be an irritant, and becomes our quest, in that moment God will endow us with power.”
– Ezra Taft Benson




bruce-d-porter-large“A wise seminary teacher and writer once wrote that Latter-Day Saint parents often teach the gospel as though it were only a set of rules, standards, and ‘thou shalt nots’, never clearly explaining why we should live the commandments, failing to introduce their children to the Law-Giver himself, not imparting to them a testimony and love of the Savior.  I do not want to make that mistake.  If we truly love God and Christ, the gospel becomes far more than just a set of rules.  It becomes a fountain of living waters, the one true source of life and peace.  I want you to drink of those living waters.”
– Bruce D. Porter


Joseph-Fielding-Smith-mormon“The supreme act of worship is to keep the commandments.”
– Joseph Fielding Smith




neillandersen“As we remain faithful during the fiery trial of our faith, we are spiritually refined and strengthened.”
– Neil L. Andersen




Joseph_Smith1_Mormon“God never will institute an ordinance or give a commandment to His people that is not calculated in its nature to promote that happiness which He has designed, and which will not end in the greatest amount of good and glory to those who become the recipients of His law and ordinances.”
– Joseph Smith



georgealbertsmith“None of us are secure expect we keep the commandments of our Heavenly Father. The pathway of righteousness is the highway of happiness. There is no other way to happiness.”
– George Albert Smith



Harold B. Lee“The trouble with us today, there are too many of us who put question marks instead of periods after what the Lord says. I want you to think about that. We shouldn’t be concerned about why He said something, or whether or not it can be made so. Just trust the Lord. We don’t try to find answers or explanations. We shouldn’t try to spend time explaining what the Lord didn’t see fit to explain. We spend useless time.”
– Harold B. Lee



leldontanner“Nothing will bring greater joy and success than to live according to the teachings of the gospel. Be an example; be an influence for good; be prepared and worthy to accept any call that comes from the Lord. Every one of us has been foreordained for some work as His chosen servant on whom he has seen fit to confer the priesthood and power to act in his name. Always remember that people are looking to you for leadership and you are influencing the lives of individuals either for good or for bad, which influence will be felt for generations to come.”
– N. Eldon Tanner


Elder Dallin H. Oaks“The scriptures talk very little of rights, rather commandments of responsibilities.”
– Dallin H. Oaks




Joseph-Fielding-Smith-mormon“I get annoyed sometimes at some elders who when speaking, say the Lord will come when all become righteous enough to receive him. The Lord is not going to wait for us to get righteous. When he gets ready to come he is going to come – when the cup of iniquity is full – and if we are not righteous then, it will be just be too bad for us for we will be classed among the ungodly, and we will be as stubble to be swept off the face of the earth, for the Lord says wickedness shall not stand.”
– Joseph Fielding Smith



bonnieoscarson“If it is the Lord’s plan, it should also be our plan!”
– Bonnie L. Oscarson





david-a-bednar-large“The very purpose of the creation and of our mortal existence are to see if you and I will do and become what the Lord instructs and commands us to do and to become. We have not been blessed with moral agency to do whatever we want whenever we will. Rather, according to the Father’s plan we have received moral agency to choose the right, to do good, and to become whatever God intends for us to become.”
– David A. Bednar


quentin-l-cook-large“Happiness in this life and happiness in the life to come are interconnected by righteousness.”
– Quentin L. Cook




spencerwkimball“I have learned that where there is a prayerful heart, a hungering after righteousness, a forsaking of sins, and obedience to the commandments of God, the Lord pours out more and more light until there is finally power to pierce the heavenly veil… A person of such righteousness has the priceless promise that one day he shall see the Lord’s face and know that He is.”
– Spencer W. Kimball


l-tom-perry-large“I know that the only lasting joy and happiness we will ever find during our mortal experience will come by following the Savior, obeying His law, and keeping His commandments. He lives. This is my witness to you.”
– L. Tom Perry



ArtBook__134_134__EzraTaftBenson____[1]“The great test of life is obedience to God. “We will prove them herewith,” said the Lord, “to see if they will do all things whatsoever the Lord their God shall command them” (Abr. 3:25). The great task of life is to learn the will of the Lord and then do it. The great commandment of life is to love the Lord. “Come unto Christ,” exhorts Moroni in his closing testimony, “… and love God with all your might, mind and strength” (Moro. 10:32). This, then, is the first and great commandment: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength (Mark 12:30).”
– Ezra Taft Benson

henry-b-eyring-large“The great test of life is to see whether we will hearken to and obey God’s commands in the midst of the storms of life.  It is not to endure storms, but to choose the right while they rage.”
– Henry B. Eyring



l-tom-perry-large“Obedience to law is liberty.”
– L. Tom Perry




James_E_Faust“When obedience becomes our goal, it is no longer an irritation; instead of a stumbling block, it becomes a building block. . . Obedience leads to true freedom. The more we obey revealed truth, the more we become liberated.”
– James E. Faust



Joseph-Fielding-Smith-mormon“We believe that worship is far more than prayer and preaching the gospel performance. The supreme act of worship is to keep the commandments, to following the footsteps of the Son of God, to do ever those things that please Him. It is one thing to give lip service to the Lord; it is quite another to respect and honor His will by following the example He has set for us.”
– Joseph Fielding Smith



heber-j-grant“Preaching and talking mean but very little unless our lives are lived in perfect harmony with our teachings.”
– Heber J. Grant




ArtBook__134_134__EzraTaftBenson____[1]“The great task of life is to learn the will of the Lord and then do it.”
– Ezra Taft Benson




Joseph-Fielding-Smith-mormon“We are engaged in the Lord’s work; this is His Church; He is the author of the plan of salvation; it is His gospel which we have received by the opening of the heavens in this day; and our desire and whole purpose in life should be to believe the truths He has revealed and to conform our lives to them. No person in or out of the Church should believe any doctrine, advocate any practice, or support any cause that is not in harmony with the Divine Will. Our sole objective where the truths of salvation are concerned should be to find out what the Lord has revealed and then to believe and act accordingly.”
– Joseph Fielding Smith



“Make the decision to do what Jesus Christ has asked you to do.”
– M. Russell Ballard




375px-Ralph_Waldo_Emerson_ca1857_retouched“…Every secret is told, every crime is punished, every virtue reward, every wrong redressed, in silence and certainty… Every act rewards itself, or in other words integrates itself, in a twofold manner, first in the thing, or in real nature; and secondly in the circumstance, or in apparent nature. Man calls the circumstance, the retribution. The casual retribution is in the thing and is seen by the soul. The retribution in the circumstance is seen by the understanding; it is inseparable from the thing, but is often spread over a long time and so does not become distinct until after many years. The specific stripes may follow late after the offence, but they follow because they accompany it…”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson*



JorgKlebingat“Selective obedience brings selective blessings, and choosing something bad over something worse is still choosing wrong. You can’t watch a bad movie and expect to feel virtuous because you did not watch a very bad one. Faithful observance of some commandments doesn’t justify neglecting others.”
– Jorg Klebingat



davidomckay“The greatest need in the world today is faith in God and courage to do His will.”
– David O. McKay




david-a-bednar-large“As we fear God more completely, we love Him more perfectly. And ‘perfect love casteth out all fear’.”
– David A. Bednar




david-a-bednar-large“(Moses 7:32-33) As we learn in these scriptures, the fundamental purposes for the gift of agency are to love one another and to choose God. Not that we are commanded – not admonished, not urged, and not counseled, but commanded – to use our agency to turn outward, to love one another, and to choose God. For this purpose you and I are here in the second estate. For this purpose we were blessed with the gift of moral agency.”
– David A. Bednar


brigham-young-mormon“I will take the liberty of saying to every man and woman who wishes salvation through [the Savior] that looking to Him, only, is not enough; they must have faith in His name, character and Atonement; and they must have faith in His Father and the Son. What will this faith lead to? It will lead to obedience to the requirements of the Gospel.”
– Brigham Young



MONSON_medium“When we keep the commandments, our lives will be happier, more fulfilling and less complicated. Our challenges and problems will be easier to bear, and we will receive His promised blessings. But while He gives us laws and commandments, He also allows us to choose whether to accept our reject them. Our decisions in this regard will determine our destiny.”
– Thomas S. Monson



henry-b-eyring-large“When you demonstrate your willingness to obey, the Spirit will send you more impressions of what God would have you do.”
– Henry B. Eyring