Utah People's Party

…proclain liberty through out all the land….(Leviticus 25:10)

Whole Duty of Man

on October 15, 2012

¶Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. (Ecclesiastes 12: 13)

Of course a person’s duty to obey God’s commandments applies to all the commandments not just to his favorite ones. Perhaps the commandments that the greatest number of people  neglect are the duties of citizens. On the other hand, many people are over burdened because they accept as duties things the Lord has not asked for. According to the passage above we mortals have no duties other than those the Lord imposes. We know of counsel from the Lord telling us to support the candidate in each field who comes the closest to our own ideas of good government (see post “How to Pick Your Candidate”)  but we have never heard any of the Lord’s representatives, ancient or modern, tell us it was our duty to defeat the worst candidate in any field.

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