#ComeFollowMe nugget — 3 Nephi 8-11 — Book of Mormon Lesson 37: September 14–20 “Arise and Come Forth unto Me” — The law of sacrifice today

President M. Russell Ballard explained one way we live the law of sacrifice today:

“After the Savior’s ultimate sacrifice, two adjustments were made in the practice of [the law of sacrifice]. First, the ordinance of the sacrament replaced the ordinance of sacrifice; and second, this change moved the focus of the sacrifice from a person’s animal to the person himself. In a sense, the sacrifice changed from the offering to the offerer. …
“… Instead of the Lord requiring our animals or grain, now He wants us to give up all that is ungodly. …
“… When we overcome our own selfish desires and put God first in our lives and covenant to serve Him regardless of the cost, we are then living the law of sacrifice”
(“The Law of Sacrifice,” Ensign, Oct. 1998, 10).

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