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Daily “Come, Follow Me” Scripture and Quote – Old Testament, Lesson 36, Day 3

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“Trust in the Lord with All Thine Heart”

Proverbs 3:5–6

5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

President Gordon B. Hinckley said:

“To every member of the Church, wherever you may be, I wish to say, be good people. Be good citizens of your communities. Be faithful and true. Be true to the wonderful Church of which you are a part. Every one of you is important. Every one of you is a member in a great fellowship of Latter-day Saints. Every one of you is a son or daughter of our Heavenly Father. Put your confidence in the Lord. Let these words found in Proverbs be your constant guide:

“‘Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

“‘In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths’ (Proverbs 3:5–6).

“We live in complex times. We so much need the Lord to direct our paths. There are not easy solutions to the problems with which we deal. We are faced with sickness, with economic problems, with worry and concern over many matters. . . .

“[A] great constant in our lives is the Atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is the greatest event in human history. There is nothing to compare with it. It is the most fundamental part of our Father’s plan of happiness for His children. Without it, mortal life would be a dead-end existence with neither hope nor future. The gift of our divine Redeemer brings an entire new dimension to life. . . .

“Because of our Savior’s sacrifice, instead of dismal oblivion, death becomes only a passage to a more glorious realm. The resurrection becomes a reality for all. Eternal life becomes available to those who walk in obedience. . . .

“Possibly out of our suffering the Almighty will bring a refinement to our souls, whether it be in this life or in eternity. . . .

“In times of darkness, try to get to the house of the Lord and there shut out the world. Receive His holy ordinances, and extend these to your forebears. At the conclusion of a session in the temple, sit quietly in the celestial room and ponder the blessings you have received in your own behalf or that you have extended to those who have gone beyond. Your heart will swell with gratitude, and thoughts of the eternal verities of the Lord’s great plan of happiness will infuse your soul. . . .

“God bless you, my dearly beloved friends. You are of my people, and I am of your people. We are one great family. . . . But we are all individuals, each with our own problems, our strengths, our weaknesses, our hopes, and our aspirations.

“Pray to the Lord, and then live worthy of an answer to your prayers. Reach out in love one to another. Help each other.

“Husbands, love and cherish and treat with great kindness and respect your wives and your children. You have no greater possession in all the world than these.

“Wives, love and encourage your husbands, and nurture your children in truth and righteousness.

“May heaven smile upon you, my beloved brothers and sisters. May there be peace and goodness in the land. I bear witness of the truth of this work, and I leave my blessing with you in the sacred name of our Lord Jesus Christ, amen.”

(Discourses of President Gordon B. Hinckley, Volume 2: 2000–2004 [2005], 431, 432, 433, 435, 436.)

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