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: