Quotes on Obedience

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Power to Obey

"If we do not obey, the power to obey is lessened. Our capability to recognize good is weakened."

-Elder Ted E. Brewerton, April Conf., 1981-

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"Our only safety is in obedience to the laws of God. You need not fear the clamor that is now being raised against us...this spite of the world ...we are in the hands of God."

Pres. John Taylor

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"Self-discipline negates the need for forced discipline."

Richard G. Scott

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"If you are faced with temptation and choose the temptation, your desire and willingness to do evil will increase. We have to start by doing something good when we don't want to do it. Then our desire and ability to do good will increase. Obedience breeds desire."

Harold C. Brown, while President of Cottonwood Stake

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"Instead of dismissing temptations as Jesus did, it is giving heed to them which gets so many in trouble."

Neal A. Maxwell

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"I, the Lord, am bound when ye do what I say; but when ye do not what I say, ye have no promise."

D&C 82:10

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There are only two kinds of people in the end, those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, in the end, 'Thy will be done.'

C. S. Lewis

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"Obedience to counsel will keep you on the safe side of life."

Boyd K. Packer, CR Apr. 1996, p.22

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"There can be no equal to the peace of mind that always comes as the reward for obedience to truth"         

Robert L. Simpson,  Conf. Report  10/1967, p. 19

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"When obedience ceases to be an irritant and becomes our quest, in that moment God will endow us with power" 

President Ezra Taft Benson

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"When seeking wise counsel, turn to those who have exhibited obedience to the commandments and willingness to follow the promptings of the Spirit"       

Robert D. Hales (Ensign, Nov. 1988, p. 10) 

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"Through obedience to gospel principles, the enticements of the world lessen in our lives. With each right choice we make, we spiritually empower ourselves. The accumulation of right choices builds inner spiritual strength and divine character. We should expect temptation, for without temptations there would be little education and little character improvement."    

Rulon G. Craven, April 1996 Gen. Conf.

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