Different Twist to A Slippery Slope

Close to God“Don’t get too close to the edge!” are the words from a concerned parent as a child approaches danger. We warn those we love. Are there others for whom we should have equal concern? There is danger in walking too close to the edge by trifling with God’s commandments, by rationalizing forbidden paths. “Behold, I sent you out to testify and warn the people, and it becometh every man who hath been warned to warn his neighbor” (D&C 88:81). The human instinct is to reach out and rescue someone teetering on a precipice and about to fall. We rush forward to secure his safety because we know that the only security in life is following the path that God prepared. “When we put God first, all other things fall into their proper place or drop out of our lives. Our love of the Lord will govern the claims for our affection, the demands on our time, the interests we pursue, and the order of our priorities” (Ezra Taft Benson). We are commanded to come unto Christ and be perfected in Him, and to reach out in rescue to anyone floundering from the path of happiness. If we do this, we will live forever in association with our families in the presence of Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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