Elder Claudio D. Zivic: Let’s Not Take the Wrong Way

Sister Missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints smile as they walk on Temple Square during conference weekend, Saturday 5 April 2014. (Courtesy of Mormon Newsroom)

Elder Claudio D. Zivic addressed members of the need to stay on the path of righteousness, or repent if they are not currently on that path.

Elder Zivic spoke about how his son would run and hide in order to skip his piano lessons. However, his son eventually reached a point where he loved music and began to practice on his own.

“If we could reach that point in the process of our conversion, it would be marvelous,” said Elder Zivic. “It would be wonderful to have a desire deep in our hearts to keep the commandments without anyone constantly reminding us.”

Elder Zivic shared an experience of when he went hiking, did not follow the marked path, followed another man who was moving forward with surety and did not reach his destination. But his family did reach the destination by following the signs and marked path.

“How often do we make a mistake about the right way, letting ourselves be led along by the trends of the world,” Elder Zivic asked.

He shared three things that he wants all members of the church to remember from Doctrine and Covenants, Section 3. they are: the words and the purposes of God cannot be frustrated, that we must not fear man more than God, and that there is a need of constant repentance.

Elder Zivic said the Lord teaches the church four things they should never do in the same section. They are: set at naught the counsels of God, break the most sacred promises made before God, depend upon our own judgement, and boast in our own wisdom.

He closed by inviting members of the church to understand the gospel so that they never stray from its path.

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