1 Now it came to pass that in the first year of the reign of the judges over the people of Nephi, from this time forward, king Mosiah having gone the way of all the earth, having warred a good warfare, walking uprightly before God, leaving none to reign in his stead; nevertheless he had established laws, and they were acknowledged by the people; therefore they were obliged to abide by the laws which he had made.
14 Therefore thou art condemned to die, according to the law which has been given us by Mosiah, our last king; and it has been acknowledged by this people; therefore this people must abide by the law (Alma 1:14).
This principle applies not only to our laws and government, but also to the policies and rules which we agree to adhere to in the workplace and in other organizations we belong to. Our obligation is not only to endure and accept those rules but to actively support them. Consider the active verbs in our twelfth article of faith: “We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law” (Articles of Faith 1:12).
Today, I will remember my obligation to actively uphold and sustain the laws and the regulations of the organizations that I belong to. I will not only follow the law but will actively defend and support it.