Love and Commandments
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“Love and Commandments,” New Era, Jan. 2019, 12.

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Love and Commandments

New Era Magazine, 2019/01 Jan

If

The word if introduces a conditional proposition. An if-statement sets conditions; a then-statement follows, representing a consequence. “If a, then b” basically means, “Supposing that a is true, b will also be true.”

Ye love me

The Savior declared:

To love God = the first great commandment

See Matthew 22:37–38.

Keep

To keep the commandments means to know them, to observe them, to do them, and to cherish them. There are many promises linked to keeping the Lord’s commandments. Here are just a few:

My commandments

Commandments:

  • Are laws or rules God gives because He loves us and wants us to become like Him.

  • Are given through prophets (see Doctrine and Covenants 1:24).

  • Play a major role in Heavenly Father’s plan in this life (see Abraham 3:25).

  • Are always possible to keep, because the Lord prepares a way (see 1 Nephi 3:7).