I Choose the Right by Living Gospel Principles

I was asked to give a talk on Choosing the Right by Living Gospel Principles.

A Scripture about choosing the right is found in Joshua 24:15

…Choose you this day whom ye will serve… but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

Joshua taught us to choose to the right, to choose to serve the Lord.

We can choose the right by:

  • Keeping the Sabbath day holy

  • Obeying the Word of wisdom

  • Reading the Scriptures

  • Having Family Prayer

  • Going to church

  • Listening to the prophet

  • Paying our Tithing

Here’s a story about choosing the right:

Ramón jingled the coins in his pocket as he finished selling his chickens’ eggs at the village market. He thought about the jar at home that held his tithing coins. On Sunday he was going to give the coins to the bishop. Ramón had a warm feeling inside. He was glad to pay tithing.

The market stalls were full of things for sale. Ramón saw a colorful shirt with the logo of his favorite soccer team. He pictured himself wearing the shirt, running down the field, and scoring the winning goal. Ramón looked at the price tag. He could buy the shirt if he spent all his egg money plus his tithing coins.

Ramón noticed the warm feeling was gone. He really wanted the shirt, but he knew Heavenly Father wouldn’t want him to spend his tithing coins. Ramón started walking home. He decided to pay his tithing first. Then he could earn more money selling eggs until he could buy the shirt and pay his tithing like the Lord wanted him to.

I’d like to bear my testimony. I know that when we choose the right we can have warm feelings and Heavenly Father will be happy about it and if we do that often, we will have a better life.

Youth, Age 8

Aliso Viejo

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