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Activity #6 Helamen 12:7
By sobermind
4/1/2009 9:03:36 AM
"Oh how great the nothingness of the children of men; yea, even they arless then the dust of the earth."

For the dust moveth hither and thither at his command (summary sort of)

The nothingness of the children of men. I am a natural shamer and my mind can quickly take this scripture out of context. The key thing to point out is that I am a child of God, I do act as my father on this earth has taught and I need to repent at these times, I know the divinity of my nature. I know that I was entrusted to earthly parents. I know that my kids were given as a gift to me to be trusted that I will glorify him as well.

The obedience factor of the dust of the earth is what I must look to key in on. The carnal man, or child of man as I am on many more occasions then I could safely hide from his all knowingness does humble me to know that in that state I am worth less in the activity of sin then the dust I walk on. I can feel some of this anger when those who violate my own family as a husband and a father. That I know I see others as little or no value in those situations. I know that this is mortal feeling but my anger is strong and protective against those who violate my family. His love is stronger, but I know Jesus to be his son as well and while I don't fully understand sin and the atonement, I would rather try to live on the side of preaching repentance and bringing value (for which I will never repay my debt) then being brought to my knees because I am choosing knowingly to sin.

Comments:

good choice    
"i think we need to crowd out the sins by living a perfect as possible life. darkness cannot stand before the light"
posted at 00:33:13 on April 2, 2009 by NEWREALITIES


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