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The Old Courthouse in Yerington, NV
It takes faith to obey
All the Lord commands us
We are then given strength
And know His laws are just

“You will encounter people who pick which commandments they will keep and which they will ignore. This practice of picking and choosing will not work. It will lead to misery. To prepare to meet God, you need to keep all of His commandments. It takes faith to obey them, and keeping His commandments will strengthen that faith.”

—Russell M. Nelson, “Focus on Values“, Liahona and New Era, February 2013
Topics: ObedienceFaith

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“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

If we all exercised

Our freedom of religion

And kept God before our eyes

We’d be as He envisions

A land healed of what’s wicked

To stand united to pray

Where miracles are witnessed

As we keep His laws each day

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Muster the courage
To be steadfast
To truth ever pledge
And learn from the past
Truth is timeless
It does not change
Speak up, confess
Where all truth hangs
God’s commandments
Still remain true
Each law make sense
The good we should do
The World Needs Pioneers Today (to stand for truth)

“Can we somehow muster the courage and steadfastness of purpose that characterized the pioneers of a former generation? Can you and I, in actual fact, be pioneers? I know we can be. Oh, how the world needs pioneers today!”

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Ten Commandments

Ten Commandments the Lord gave us
To tutor us as His people
They are attainable as we trust
That the Master knows each pupil

With our love for God before all else
We will not be disappointed
For He loves perfectly and does help
Through His Son we are anointed

A drop at a time to be more like Him
To follow the path He has laid
Back to our Father who art in Heaven
Through our eternal covenants made

We, His people are quick to sin
So He gave to us His Sabbath
A day to start over, to follow Him
And, to repent of each bad habit

Other Gods, we shall have none
Nor any graven image
Swearing His name is never done
Though popularity does wage

What we shall do is recognize
Good things come to those who pray
And not covet what’s before our eyes
Or feel lust in any way

We shall not judge or wish ill
Or be haughty with another
Tempering each thought lest we kill
The heart and soul of a brother

Lastly and greatly let us love
The parents of our youth
While giving thanks to God above
That we live in the days of truth

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