Receiving Wages of Him Who We Serve

American Scripture with Steve Farrell

God requires that our actions be in line with our faith.

The Apostle Paul warned,

Be not deceived, God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. 1

The American prophet, Alma, amplifying Paul’s teaching gave us a self evaluation tool to help the honest in heart understand whose voice and who’s team we truly are on:

Therefore, if a man bringeth forth good works he hearkeneth unto the voice of the good shepherd, and he doth follow him; but whosoever bringeth forth evil works, the same becometh a child of the devil, for he hearkeneth unto his voice. 2

Depending on who it is we serve, Alma teaches, “we must receive wages of him.” 3

But it’s up to us who we will serve, isn’t it? Another ancient American prophet, Jacob, explains:

Wherefore, men are free according to the flesh; and all things are given them which are expedient unto man. And they are free to choose liberty and eternal life, through the great Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil; for he seeketh that all men might be miserable like unto himself.

And now, … I would that ye should look to the great Mediator, and hearken unto his great commandments; and be faithful unto his words, and choose eternal life, according to the will of his Holy Spirit;

And not choose eternal death, according to the will of the flesh and the evil which is therein, which giveth the spirit of the devil power to captivate, to bring you down to hell, that he may reign over you in his own kingdom. 4.

Freedom or slavery: It all depends on who we serve. The choice is ours.

1. Galatians 1:6-7, The Holy Bible, King James Version
2. Alma 5: 41, Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ.
3. Ibid., verse 42.
4. Ibid., 2 Nephi 2: 27-29

Steve Farrell is one of the original pundits at Silver Eddy Award Winner, (1999-2008), associate professor of political economy at George Wythe University, the author of the highly praised inspirational novel “Dark Rose,” and editor in chief of The Moral Liberal.