Monday, November 16, 2009

Quote of the Day: Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

Those who are my regular readers are probably beginning to notice that I have a special like of Elder Holland's talks. :)
Part of this quote is with reference to this scripture:
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. Matt. 5:45

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland:

"One of the challenges of the faithful is to realize that sometimes those who are not obedient and worthy seem to receive as many or more of the temporal blessings of life as do those who sacrifice and serve. ... The Saints are to be faithful to the end without too many sidelong glances at their neighbors. ... Undoubtedly the unfaithful will also have the sun shine upon them, perhaps at times even more abundantly than on the righteous. But the faith and devotion of the faithful is recorded in the Lamb’s book of life, and the day will come when they will be included among God’s jewels. In that day it will matter very much who was righteous and who was wicked, who served God and who did not. In the meantime, all must remember that God does not settle his end-of-year accounts in September" ( Christ and the New Covenant, 296–97).

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