Wednesday, July 9, 2008

In Praise

Blessed be the name of God! Let us sing to His praise. Let us give thanks to His holy name, for He doth work righteousness forever.

Who can glory too much in God? Who can say too much of His great power, and of His mercy, and of His long-suffering towards the children of men?

Why do you suppose that God would be so merciful as to snatch us from our awful, sinful, and polluted state?

Why does God not now consign us to an awful destruction? Why does He not let the sword of His justice fall upon us, and doom us to eternal despair?

God is long-suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

God, who has all power, all wisdom, and all understanding, is a merciful Being, even unto salvation, to those who will repent and believe on His name.

For God so loved the world, that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

So we will talk of Christ, we will rejoice in Christ, we will preach of Christ, we will prophesy of Christ, and we will write according to our prophecies, that all may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins.

Sources: Alma 26: 8, 16-17, 19, 35; John 3:16; 2 Nephi 25:26; JST 2 Peter 3:9.

The foregoing panegyric was inspired by my scripture study. Much is direct quotation whereas some is paraphrased. All is my testimony of God, our loving Father in Heaven.