Lessons from the Writings of Isaiah

During the month of September, I’ve studied the chapters in the Book of Mormon which are quoted from the Book of Isaiah. Here are some of the principles I’ve learned and tried to apply to my life:

Gratitude

  • We are more productive when we are grateful.
  • Gratitude also inspires us to serve willingly.
  • When we notice God’s hand in our lives, we ought to share with others what He has done for us.

Faith

Leadership

  • We can follow the Savior’s example of righteous leadership by giving good advice, being dependable, and being kind and patient. We can also follow His example by serving those we lead, even when it is painful, and even when it is not appreciated.
  • Correction doesn’t always have to be stern or painful. Sometimes, we can move people in the right direction by simply giving them a vision of what is possible.
  • We can make our homes a place of refuge from the storm.

Pride

Service

Decisions

  • Every decision we make changes who we are. In the end, we can’t hide the aggregate effect of our decisions.
  • Our first loyalty should be to God. We should not allow our fear of others or our desire to please them to distract us from our desire to please our Heavenly Father.
  • We have to do something to experience the peace of the gospel. It is not a gift that we can receive passively and effortlessly.
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