In the Strength of the Lord

“In the Strength of the Lord,” Let Virtue Garnish Thy Thoughts (2006), 12

The Apostle Paul taught the Ephesians how to protect themselves from evil. “Put on the whole armour of God,” he wrote, “that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world” (Ephesians 6:11–12).

As you put on the armor of God, you will protect yourself and strengthen your loved ones. Consider the example of the Nephites, who were frequently attacked by powerful enemies. Every time the Nephites went up to battle “in the strength of the Lord,” they prevailed (see Words of Mormon 1:14; Mosiah 9:17; 10:10). As you rely on the strength of the Lord, granted through His atoning sacrifice, you too can be victorious. You can receive the peace, security, and happiness of being firmly grounded in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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