Monday, March 17, 2008

How to Obtain Self-Mastery, According to the Scriptures

Become as a child with the qualities of submissiveness, meekness, humility, patience, being full of love and yielding to the enticings of the Holy Ghost (Mosiah 3:19), bridle your passions (Alma 38:12), pray always (D&C 10:5), don’t ask for things when you know better (D&C 8:10), choose to stop committing wickedness (D&C 88:121), be diligent in your duties (D&C 107:99), let your heart be softened by doing charity which gives you more ability to stop doing evil (D&C 124:116), submit yourself to God the Father (James 4:7, Matt. 26:39), be temperate, in other words use moderation (1 Cor. 9:25), answer and speak softly (Prov. 15:1), take up your cross, outwardly living faithfully (Matt. 16:24), follow the Savior in word and deed (Matt. 16:24), remove any unholy thing from yourself (Mark 9:43), behave well, do not put yourself first, do not create or think evil (1 Cor. 13:5), control your tongue and do not use deception (1 Pet. 3:10).

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