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There are two basic principles that helped these young men become like the sons of Helaman. Even though the boys’ mothers were not members of the Church and did not understand the words of the Lord, priesthood leaders became like their fathers, and leaders’ wives became like their mothers.

These nine boys—I call them the “Boys of the Lord”—learned that they would be blessed when they listened to the Church leaders, even though they didn’t always understand why. They became like Adam, our first father, who when he made an offering to the Lord was asked by an angel, “Why dost thou offer sacrifices unto the Lord? And Adam said unto him: I know not, save the Lord commanded me.” They became anxious to be obedient and to serve the Lord with their whole hearts.

They also learned that attending their Church meetings was very important. President Ezra Taft Benson said in his speech entitled “To the ‘Youth of the Noble Birthright’ ”: “May I now direct your attention to the importance of attending all of your Church meetings. Faithful attendance at Church meetings brings blessings you can receive in no other way.” As they attended their Church meetings regularly, the boys felt the great love of the Lord and learned how to apply the doctrines and principles of the Church in their own daily lives. They also learned how to participate in meetings with great joy and happiness.

Author: Elder Yoon Hwan Choi , Source: http://www.lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-1117-18...Saved by mlsscaress in priesthood happiness noble love heart attendance service offering participation feel blessed adam anxious helaman youngmen sacrafice obedient 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]
When men, women, and children are honest with God and pay their tithes and offerings, the Lord gives them wisdom whereby they can do as much or more with the remainder than they could if they had not been honest with the Lord. Many times they are blessed and prospered in various ways—spiritually, physically, and mentally, as well as materially.
Author: Elder Franklin D. Richards, Source: “The Law of Abundance,” Ensign, Jun 1971, 45: http://www.lds....Saved by mlsscaress in money tithing management wisdom offering honest prosper 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Sometimes the learning process is prolonged. It was only--to use a felicitous phrase describing Enoch's people, "in the process of time" (Moses 7:21 )--that the reconciliation of Esau and Jacob occurred. How one warms to the later meeting of those two matured men and their immense caravans in the desert--years after the earlier struggle over status, when "Esau hated Jacob." How magnanimous are the words then of a secure Esau in declining Jacob's proffered gift. The scriptures say, after Jacob made his offering: "And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep that thou hast unto thyself" (Genesis 33:9).
Author: Neal A Maxwell, Source: Taking Up the Cross, Firesite BYU 4 Jan 1976: http://speeches....Saved by mlsscaress in process learning family time maturity offering 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
If we decide now to be a full-tithe payer and if we are steady in paying it, blessings will flow throughout the year, as well as at the time of tithing settlement. By our decision now to be a full-tithe payer and our steady efforts to obey, we will be strengthened in our faith and, in time, our hearts will be softened. It is that change in our hearts through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, beyond the offering of our money or goods, that makes it possible for the Lord to promise full-tithe payers protection in the last days. We can have confidence that we will qualify for that blessing of protection if we commit now to pay a full tithe and are steady in doing it.
Author: Elder Henry B. Eyring, Source: Spiritual Preparedness: Start Early and Be Steady, General Conference October 2005Saved by mlsscaress in faith tithing confidence protection atonement offering steady heartsoftened 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Although the law of Moses was fulfilled, the principles of the law of sacrifice continue to be a part of the doctrine of the Church.

While the primary purpose of the law of sacrifice continued to be that of testing and assisting us to come unto Christ, two adjustments were made after Christ's ultimate sacrifice. First, the ordinace of the sacrament replaced the ordinace of [animal] sacrifice; and second, this change moved the focus of the sacrifice from a person's animal to the person himself. In a sense, the sacrifice changed from the offering to the offerer...

...After his mortal ministry, Christ elevated the law of sacrifice to a new level.... Instead of the Lord requiring a person's aminal or grain, now the Lord wants us to give up all that is ungodly. This is a higher practice of the law of sacrifice; it reaches into the inner soul of a person.
Author: M. Russell Ballard, Source: The Law of Sacrifice, Church Educational System Symposium, 13 Aug. 1996, 5Saved by mlsscaress in self soul heart sacrament offering cleansing lawofsacrifice testing 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Everyone needs to be a part of some good charities, and paying fast offerings is one of the best. Many of the most important things that have happened in our culture have been done by the gifts of others. That is how we got many of our libraries, our hospitals, our universities, and our churches. Much of our medical research and our institutions promoting culture and art come from our charities. Each of us should have a large personal part in some of them. This does not apply merely to giving to the Church. We ought to be involved in several of the most worthwhile charities. For as Jesus said, “… where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
Author: Sterling W. Sill, Source: http://lds.org/portal/site/LDSOrg/menuitem.b12f9d18fae655bb690...Saved by cboyack in give charity fast treasure offering donation 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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