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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Words of wisdom from Mosiah

As I lay in bed tonight, reading scriptures to my exhausted Bugga who just couldn't make it to family scripture study, I came across these verses from my randomly-selected chapter in Mosiah.  They made me emotional as I thought about how applicable they are to our own day, our own political and moral struggles.

Mosiah Chapter 29, Verses 25-27

"25 Therefore, choose you by the voice of this people, judges, that ye may be judged according to the laws which have been given you by our fathers, which are correct, and which were given them by the hand of the Lord.

26 Now it is not common that the voice of the people desireth anything contrary to that which is right; but it is common for the lesser part of the people to desire that which is not right; therefore this shall ye observe and make it your law - to do your business by the voice of the people.

27 And if the time comes that the voice of the people doth choose iniquity, then is the time that the judgments of God will come upon you; yea, then is the time he will visit you with great destruction even as he has hitherto visited this land."

25 - The Constitution was given to us by "our fathers" and was given to them "by the hand of the Lord."
26 - California is the only state in the country that has legalized same-sex marriage through judicial fiat only to have that "business" turned around "by the voice of the people" when given the opportunity to vote on this issue.  All eyes will be on Maine come November 3rd when they have the chance to do exactly what California did.  I feel confident "the voice of the people" will overrule the activist legislators and "lesser part of the people" there as well.  I pray it is so.
27 - Fair warning of what will happen when "the [majority] voice of the people doth choose iniquity."

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