Wednesday, January 25, 2012

How the Gift of Agency Works in Our Lives

Here are several scripture references for you to personally study and ponder on how the gift of agency works in our lives. Pray for the Holy Ghost to testify to you that these scriptures are true.

  • Our mortal life is a period of testing to see how we will use our agency. (see Abraham 3:25)
  • Our Heavenly Father gave each of us the Light of Christ so that we may know good from evil. (see Moroni 7:12-17)
  • Because "[we] are permitted to act for [ourselves]," we are responsible for our actions. (see Helaman 14:30-31).
  • When we choose to disobey God's commandments, our options decrease, and we may become captive to wickedness (see 2 Nephi 2:29; John 8:34)
  • Our Heavenly Father "will not suffer [us] to be tempted above that [we] are able; but will...make a way to escape," provided we choose to resist the temptation. (1 Corinthians 10:13)
  • We must humble ourselves and "pray continually" so that we can resist temptation. (see Alma 3:28)

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