Category Archives: Diligence

What Is the Appropriate Balance Between Hard Work and Faith?

Near the end of King Benjamin’s sermon, after he taught his people about the Atonement of Jesus Christ, after they prayed and received a remission of their sins, and after he gave them counsel about what they should do to … Continue reading

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How Did Joseph Smith Translate the Book of Mormon?

This week, I’m going to ask some questions about translation. Here are a few of the questions I’m planning to tackle: Why is it important for people to hear the gospel in their own language? What is the Urim and … Continue reading

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I…Did Cause My People to Be Industrious – 2 Nephi 5:15-17

15 And I did teach my people to build buildings, and to work in all manner of wood, and of iron, and of copper, and of brass, and of steel, and of gold, and of silver, and of precious ores, … Continue reading

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Lessons from Sermons to Modern Readers

Some of the chapters in the Book of Mormon are addressed directly to us, the modern readers of the book. Moroni wrote, “I speak unto you as if ye were present, and yet ye are not. But behold, Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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Moroni Was a Strong and a Mighty Man – Alma 48:11-13

11 And Moroni was a strong and a mighty man; he was a man of a perfect understanding; yea, a man that did not delight in bloodshed; a man whose soul did joy in the liberty and the freedom of … Continue reading

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We Have a Labor to Perform – Moroni 9:4-6

4 Behold, I am laboring with them continually; and when I speak the word of God with sharpness they tremble and anger against me; and when I use no sharpness they harden their hearts against it; wherefore, I fear lest … Continue reading

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Ye Ought to Have Stirred Yourselves More Diligently – Alma 60:8-10

8 Yea, even they who have looked up to you for protection, yea, have placed you in a situation that ye might have succored them, yea, ye might have sent armies unto them, to have strengthened them, and have saved … Continue reading

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