Daily Messages

Words for You to Ponder Today


Jesus Christ Exemplar

  • "For some, serving or ministering one by one, following the Savior’s example, doesn’t come easily. But with practice, each of us can become more like the Savior as we serve God’s children."

    —Linda K. Burton, "First Observe, Then Serve"
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  • "In our lives we experience trials, but if we are ambitious for Christ, we can focus on Him and feel joy even in the midst of them. Our Redeemer is the ultimate example."

    —Kazuhiko Yamashita, "Be Ambitious for Christ"
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  • "Throughout His life our Savior showed us how to use our agency. . . . with every choice and every action He exercised the agency to be our Savior—to break the chains of sin and death for us. And by His perfect life, He taught us that when we choose to do the will of our Heavenly Father, our agency is preserved, our opportunities increase, and we progress."

    —Robert D. Hales, "Agency: Essential to the Plan of Life"
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  • "To follow Christ is to become more like Him. It is to learn from His character. The Savior invites us to learn His gospel by living His teachings. Ancient and modern prophets described it with three words: “Keep the commandments”—nothing more, nothing less."

    —Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "Becoming Like Jesus Christ", Liahona, January 2009
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  • "So many individuals who have what they perceive to be meager talents humbly and generously use those talents to bless the lives of those around them. Selfishness is the root of great evil. The antidote for that evil is exemplified in the life of the Savior. He shows us how to focus our lives outward in unselfish service to others."

    —Richard G. Scott, "For Peace at Home", Liahona, April 2013
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  • "May your efforts to develop Christlike attributes be successful so that His image may be engraven in your countenance and His attributes manifest in your behavior."

    —Lynn G. Robins, "What Manner of Men and Women Ought Ye to Be?"
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  • "To follow Christ is to become more like Him. It is to learn from His character. As spirit children of our Heavenly Father, we do have the potential to incorporate Christlike attributes into our life and character. The Savior invites us to learn His gospel by living His teachings. To follow Him is to apply correct principles and then witness for ourselves the blessings that follow."

    —Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "Christlike Attributes—the Wind Beneath Our Wings"
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  • "As we ponder the messages we have heard, may we resolve to do a little better than we have done in the past. May we be kind and loving to those who do not share our beliefs and our standards. The Savior brought to this earth a message of love and goodwill to all men and women. May we ever follow His example."

    —Thomas S. Monson, "Until We Meet Again"
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  • "The Savior taught us to love not only our friends but also those who disagree with us—and even those who repudiate us."

    —Neil L. Andersen, "Spiritual Whirlwinds"
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  • "There is no physical pain, no spiritual wound, no anguish of soul or heartache, no infirmity or weakness you or I ever confront in mortality that the Savior did not experience first. In a moment of weakness we may cry out, “No one knows what it is like. No one understands.” But the Son of God perfectly knows and understands, for He has felt and borne our individual burdens. And because of His infinite and eternal sacrifice, He has perfect empathy and can extend to us His arm of mercy. He can reach out, touch, succor, heal, and strengthen us to be more than we could ever be and help us to do that which we could never do relying only upon our own power. Indeed, His yoke is easy and His burden is light."

    —David A. Bednar, "Bear Up Their Burdens with Ease"
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