What Can I Do To Resist Temptation?

   Lord's Promise To You       What you must do              Reference
Greater power to resist temptation   Begin a serious study of the Book of Mormon.  Hunger and thirst after those words  (the words of life).  President Ezra Taft Benson
"The Book of Mormon
--Keystone of our Religion"
October 1986 General Conference


“It (the iron rod) was the word of God; and [note this promise] whoso would hearken unto the word of God, and would hold fast unto it, they would never perish; neither could the temptations and the fiery darts of the adversary overpower them unto blindness, to lead them away to destruction.” (1 Ne. 15:23-24)

"Not only will the word of God lead us to the fruit which is desirable above all others, but in the word of God and through it we can find the power to resist temptation, the power to thwart the work of Satan and his emissaries."


Read the Scriptures.
Hearken unto the word of God, and hold fast unto it.

President Benson  -  Ensign, May
1986, Priesthood Leadership Meeting, p. 79

"The Power of the Word"



Unseen angels will watch over your loved ones when Satanic forces tempt them.


    Faithfully attend to Temple Work               Vaughn J. Featherstone


They (our children) will gain power to combat the evil influences and temptations which beset them.


Hold Family Home Evening.
Fathers and mothers gather their boys and girls about them in the home, and teach them the words of God.
First Presidency of the Church in the
1965 Family Home Evening Manual
(quoting the First Presidency of the Church in 1915)


You will gain strength to withstand the temptations of the world.


Faithfully plan and hold quality family home evenings. President Spencer W. Kimball
1978 Family Home Evening Manual


"...protection against exposure to unknown hazards, evil people, and base temptations.”


                    Family Prayer President Kimball, quoted in“No Substitute for Family Prayer,” Ensign, Feb. 2001, 25