Saturday, May 3, 2014

Malady of Unbelief

Moses & Brass Serpent
by Judith Mehr
“Man’s search for bedrock purpose and for core values will be a search in vain if it searches for new answers, or if it moves in the direction of false religion, or merely in the direction of political ideology. These will prove to be only conceptual cul-de-sacs, not the solitary path to happiness. The reality to which we must look is the truth in its fullest sense, contained in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Is it likely that mankind can save itself when the answer is so simple and so obvious? The Book of Mormon speaks of that incident in the Old Testament when Moses lifted up a brazen serpent in the wilderness, that all who had been bitten by the fiery serpents might look upon it and thereby live. But as the Book of Mormon concludes, ‘but few understood the meaning of those things, and this because of the hardness of their hearts; that there were many who were so hardened that they would not look, therefore they perished. Now the reason they would not look is because they did not believe that it would heal them.”   -- Neal A Maxwell

We need to cultivate an attitude of belief by looking to Lord Jesus Christ in everything we do which is what Moses was trying to do with children of Israel.

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