Sunday, June 23, 2013

Personal Peace: The Reward of Righteousness

President John Taylor taught that peace is not only desirable, but "it is the gift of God."

The peace to which I am referring is not just a temporary tranquility.  It is an abiding deep happiness and spiritual contentment.

President Heber J. Grant described the Savior's peace this way:  "His peace will ease our suffering, bind up our broken hearts, blot out our hates, engender in our breasts a love of fellow men that will suffuse our souls with calm and happiness."

We all long for peace.  Peace is not just safety or lack of war, violence, conflict, and contention.  Peace comes from knowing that the Savior knows who we are and knows that we have faith in Him, love Him, and keep His commandments, even and especially amid life's devastating trials and tragedies.

Lesson Taken from April 2013 General Conference.  Talk by Elder Quentin L. Cook, Saturday Afternoon Session, pg. 32 in the May 2013 Ensign.

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