Focus on the Blessings
When you think about the word “commandments” for your Sunday learning this month (see lds.org/youth/learn), your first thought may be something like, “Commandments give me lists of things I shouldn’t do,” because that’s how a lot of the world thinks.
But that thinking overlooks the fact that commandments also provide a lot of things we should do, such as “be of good cheer” (D&C 68:6), “seek learning” (D&C 109:7), and “seek … the best gifts” (D&C 46:8), and that commandments are designed to help us. By keeping the commandments, we become better people and find peace and happiness beyond anything the world offers.
That’s why it’s important to remember that Heavenly Father gives us commandments so He can bless us in incredible ways through our obedience (see page 22). For example, here are some promised blessings of obedience talked about in the April 2013 general conference:
Happiness and well-being (see Elder L. Tom Perry, “Obedience to Law Is Liberty”)
Power from God to do more than we can do by ourselves; expanded insights, talents, and abilities (see Elder Richard G. Scott, “For Peace at Home”)
Find many more promised blessings in these and other talks at conference.lds.org.
I [experience] the joy of coming closer to the Savior and of His coming closer to me most often through simple acts of obedience to the commandments.
President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency, “‘Come unto Me,’” April 2013 general conference
Why is the law of chastity so important? I promise that obedience to the law of chastity will increase our happiness in mortality and make possible our progress in eternity.
Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, “We Believe in Being Chaste,” April 2013 general conference
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