11 And he did do justice unto the people, but not unto himself because of his many whoredoms; wherefore he was cut off from the presence of the Lord.
It is tragic when an otherwise accomplished, disciplined, and hard-working individual makes short-sighted and self-defeating decisions in their personal life. For example, Morianton was an effective king of the Jaredites but harmed himself by breaking the law of chastity. We learn from the book of Proverbs that a person who commits adultery doesn’t realize what they are really doing: “He that doeth it destroyeth his own soul” (Proverbs 6:32
). How sad it is when a person chooses to injure not only their relationships with the people they love but also their own capacity to engage in healthy and uplifting relationships.
Today, I will apply the same level of discipline and wisdom to my personal decisions that I bring to my professional decisions. I will hold myself to the same standard of excellence in my private conduct that I do in public. I will do justice, not only to the people I am responsible to serve, but also to myself.