To the Galatian Saints Paul wrote these stirring words: “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage” (Gal. 5:1).
. . . true freedom lies in obedience to the counsels of God. It was said of old that “. . . the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light” (Prov. 6:23).
The gospel is not a philosophy of repression, as so many regard it. It is a plan of freedom that gives discipline to appetite and direction to behavior. Its fruits are sweet and its rewards are liberal, as I am confident my friends on the plane would have been happy to have testified.
“Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage” (Gal. 5:1).
“. . . where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” (2 Cor. 3:17). In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Source: Gordon B. Hinckley, A Principle With Promise, Conference Reports, April 1965, pp. 75-78. Gordon B. Hinckley served as Harold B. Lee served as Fifteenth President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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