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"And with All Thy Mind"
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

"And with All Thy Mind"

In 2003, John W. Welch gave a BYU devotional, "And with All Thy Mind," and it has recently been posted on the BYU Speeches youtube channel. The topic is how to love God and our fellow people with all our minds as well as our hearts.

“Like keeping any commandment, keeping this one will surely take conscious effort. We don’t keep the Word of Wisdom by accident. We don’t keep the Sabbath day without planning and devotion. So what do you do to keep this commandment deliberately? Do you earnestly strive to love God with all your mind? I doubt that a flimsy 'Well, I guess so' is going to be good enough. Speaking to the pure in heart in the city of Nephi, Jacob exhorted them to 'look unto God with firmness of mind' (Jacob 3:1). And Alma made it clear that God will give people knowledge of His mysteries only 'according to the heed and diligence which they give unto him' (Alma 12:9). There is a direct connection between answers obtained and our effort in keeping this commandment."