Did you know that keeping the Sabbath day holy can arm us with righteousness and power?
President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, shared the following as part of the First Presidency Message in the March issue of the Ensign.
How do we arm ourselves with righteousness and power? We keep the Sabbath day holy and honor the priesthood. We make and keep sacred covenants, work on our family history, and attend the temple. We strive continuously to repent and plead with the Lord to “apply the atoning blood of Christ that we may receive forgiveness of our sins” (Mosiah 4:2). We pray and serve and testify and exercise faith in Jesus Christ.
We also arm ourselves with righteousness and power as we “treasure up in [our] minds continually the words of life” (D&C 84:85). We treasure up those words by immersing ourselves in the holy scriptures and in the words of the Lord’s chosen servants, who will share His will, mind, and voice (see D&C 68:4) during next month’s general conference.
What an incredible reminder of the importance of not only keeping the Sabbath day holy, but of all the things that can bless our lives with righteousness and power. Next month we get to hear from the Lord’s chosen servants in General Conference on April 1st and 2nd. What are you doing to prepare for that Sabbath day?