Just Be Obedient

Just be obedient.
This has always been a significant debate—The word of wisdom. I’m not going to write this post based on that necessarily but I feel it’s a good start.
Why don’t I drink alcohol, why don’t I chew tobacco, why don’t I smoke cigarettes and cigars, why don’t I vape, why don’t I drink specific tea, and why don’t I drink coffee?
I’m not going to get into a debate on why I choose to avoid these things, because it’s a personal commitment I’ve made. I don’t expect those not of my faith to understand, but what those of my faith and those not of my faith may understand—OBEDIENCE to God.
Elder Bruce R. McConkie has taught:
Obedience is the first law of heaven, the cornerstone upon which all righteousness and progression rest. It consists in compliance with divine law, in conformity to the mind and will of Deity, in complete subjection to God and his commands. To obey gospel law is to yield obedience to the Lord, to execute the commands of and be ruled by him whose we are.
There may be things I disagree with. There may be church policies that make me scratch my head. There may be laws instituted by the Government that make me cringe, but guess what? I believe blessings come from being obedient.
We may not have an understanding or we may have a small understanding, maybe we have a perfect understanding of why we are asked to do certain things. Whichever it may be, we are asked to be obedient.
Try it! Even if you don’t understand why. Be obedient to it and converse with the Lord about your decision to try being obedient to something you struggle to understand.
”A knowledge of truth and the answers to our most significant questions come to us as we are obedient to the commandments of God… Many of us, however, learn through experience the wisdom of being obedient.” President Monson.
Hear Him and learn to follow the Lord, even when you don’t understand His laws. He will help you understand.

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