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…the word of a person was only as good as he is.  One’s word was one’s life.

This is an enormous truth.  That is why Jesus did not fear His accussers.  He was committed by His Word.  He, above all, lived a life where the word and life were identical.  Of no other life can this be said.  Either there was a breakdown within one’s word, or there was a breakdown between the life and the word.  Jesus, by honoring His Word, offered them and us His life.  He did not die merely for justice.  He died in prophetic fulfillment, demonstrating that you cannot kill the truth.  Thereofre, in a real sense, they could not destory Him either.

I once saw a poster on the wall in the office of a school principal.  It simply said, “If you cannot understand me in my speech, how can you understand me in my silence?”

The world will try to interpret truth by its wits.  The Christian interprets truth by His Word – and by His silence.

Author: Ravi Zacharias, Source: Jesus Among Other Gods, pg. 164Saved by ImaWriterIII in integrity honor speech christianity jesus word ravizacharias silenge 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Being consistent in our homes is important for another reason. Many of the Savior’s harshest rebukes were directed to hypocrites. Jesus warned His disciples concerning the scribes and Pharisees: “Do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not” (Matthew 23:3). This strong admonition is sobering given the counsel to “express love—and show it,” to “bear testimony—and live it,” and to “be consistent.”


The hypocrisy in our lives is most readily discerned and causes the greatest destruction within our own homes. And children often are the most alert and sensitive when it comes to recognizing hypocrisy.


A public statement of love when the private actions of love are absent at home is hypocrisy—and weakens the foundation of a great work. Publicly declaring testimony when faithfulness and obedience are missing within our own homes is hypocrisy—and undermines the foundation of a great work. The commandment “Thou shalt not bear false witness” (Exodus 20:16) applies most pointedly to the hypocrite in each of us. We need to be and become more consistent. “But be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity” (1 Timothy 4:12).


As we seek the Lord’s help and in His strength, we can gradually reduce the disparity between what we say and what we do, between expressing love and consistently showing it, and between bearing testimony and steadfastly living it. We can become more diligent and concerned at home as we are more faithful in learning, living, and loving the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.

Author: Elder David A. Bednar , Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-1117-6,00.h...Saved by mlsscaress in spirit faith strength destruction children love parenting home foundation charity purity word disparity alert consistent sensitive hyprocrisy conversatio 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Success in righteousness, the power to avoid deception and resist temptation, guidance in our daily lives, healing of the soul—these are but a few of the promises the Lord has given to those who will come to His word. Does the Lord promise and not fulfill? Surely if He tells us that these things will come to us if we lay hold upon His word, then the blessings can be ours. And if we do not, then the blessings may be lost. However diligent we may be in other areas, certain blessings are to be found only in the scriptures, only in coming to the word of the Lord and holding fast to it as we make our way through the mists of darkness to the tree of life.

Author: President Ezra Taft Benson, Source: Saved by mlsscaress in happiness blessings scriptures temptation guidance word promises fulfill heal predicated layhold 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

With free agency there comes responsibility. If a man is to be rewarded for righteousness and punished for evil, then common justice demands that he be given the power of independent action. A knowledge of good and evil is essential to a man's progress on earth. 


If he were coerced to do right at all times, or were helplessly enticed to commit sin, he would, he would merit neither a blessing for the first nor a punishment for the second.


Man's responsibility is correspondingly operative with his free agency. Actions in harmony with divine laws and the laws of nature will bring happiness, and those in opposition to divine truth, misery. Man is responsible not only for every deed, but also for every idle word and thought.

Author: David O. McKay, Source: Free Agency...the Gift Divine. Improvement Era, Feb 1962, p.86Saved by mlsscaress in truth agency happiness blessings responsibility thought word deed coercion merit entice 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
In word and deed he doth require
My will to his, like son to sire,
Be made to bend, and I, as son,
Learn conduct from the Holy One.
Author: Text: Edward P. Kimball, 1882–1937, Music: Alexander Schreiner, 1901–1987, Source: God Loved Us, So He Sent His Son - #187 : 4th Verse. http://ww...Saved by mlsscaress in obedience jesuschrist example will learn music word deed bend hymn 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Unfortunately, the word liberal is not always properly used. It has been used, or misused, for so many purposes that its original meaning has largely vanished. Word-juggling, making a good word cover a doubtful or an ugly cause, is an age-old pastime. Words are too often used as shields to hide or disguise truth. Many men are inclined to hide their true motives behind a word.
Author: John A. Widtsoe, Source: http://www.cumorah.com/language/evidencesandreconciliations.ht...Saved by cboyack in liberal word etymology 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
In the lapse of two or three centuries, changes have taken place which, in particular passages, ... obscure the sense of the original languages.... The effect of these changes is that some words are not understood ... and being now used in a sense different from that which they had ... present wrong signification of the false ideas. Whenever words are understood in a sense different from that which they had when introduced... mistakes may be very injurious.
Author: Noah Webster, Source: The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, in the Common Version. With Amendments of the Language. New Haven: Durrie and Peck, 1833. Reprinted Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1987.Saved by cboyack in bible meaning language clarity word interpretation revisionism obscurity definition dictionary 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
No event, knowledge, or influence has had a greater impact upon me during my 54 years of mortality than repeatedly reading about, studying in depth, and searching for connections, patterns, and themes related to the doctrine of the Atonement. This central, saving doctrine, over time, gradually has distilled upon my soul as the dews from heaven; has influenced my thoughts, words, and deeds (see Mosiah 4:30); and literally has become for me a well of living water.
Author: David A. Bednar, Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=11595Saved by richardkmiller in thought water atonement scripture study word deed 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
"Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree" (Ezra Pound). Accordingly, any words that don’t contribute meaning to a passage dilute its power. Less is always better. Always.
Author: John Wesley, Source: http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/george-orwells-5-rules-for-ef...Saved by cboyack in book write literature speech language talk word sentence author 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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