𝙶𝚘𝚍 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚋𝚕𝚎𝚜𝚜 𝚞𝚜 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚏𝚊𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚛𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝𝚎𝚘𝚞𝚜 𝚍𝚎𝚜𝚒𝚛𝚎𝚜.
Like many of us, Abraham lived in a wicked environment, yet he desired to be righteous.
President Dallin H. Oaks taught the importance of having righteous desires: “As important as it is to lose every desire for sin, eternal life requires more. To achieve our eternal destiny, we will desire and work for the qualities required to become an eternal being. … If this seems too difficult—and surely it is not easy for any of us—then we should begin with a desire for such qualities and call upon our loving Heavenly Father for help with our feelings [see Moroni 7:48]” (“Desire,” Ensign or Liahona, May 2011, 44–45).
As you read Abraham 1:1–19, consider how these verses demonstrate what President Oaks taught. Questions like these might help:
What did Abraham desire and seek after? What did he do to demonstrate his faith?
What are your desires? Is there something you feel you should do to purify your desires?
What challenges did Abraham face because of his righteous desires? How did God help him?
What message do these verses have for those whose family members do not desire righteousness?
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