“Article of Faith 12,” Friend, Nov. 2015, 43
“We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.”
Heavenly Father wants us to be good citizens. Being a good citizen means following the laws, or rules, of the places we live. There are many different types of governments and leaders (such as a magistrate, which is another word for a judge). Governments aren’t perfect, but everyone can sustain, or strengthen and support, the government where they live.
My family has a rule that we can’t have markers in our bedrooms. Once during playtime, my little sister wanted to use some markers. I wasn’t sure what to do, so I said a prayer. I felt the Holy Ghost tell me I shouldn’t use the markers. We didn’t do it, and I know I made the right choice.
Maren H., age 6, California, USA
In some countries, groups of 12 people form juries to make decisions about the law, so Article of Faith 12 is about following the law.
Memorize Article of Faith 12.
Who are the leaders of your town or city? Who are the leaders of your country? Share what you learn in family home evening.
Count how many rules or laws you see in a day. How do they keep you safe?
I challenge myself to …