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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Snake House

A couple of years back, a young family in Southern Idaho was looking to upgrade their home situation by moving out of their apartment and into a nice country home.  The home took quite a bit out of their financial savings, but it was for a brighter future... or so they thought!

While we may not go through exactly what the Sessions went through with Garter snakes infesting our home, but are our homes infested with spiritual snakes?

What are some of those spiritual snakes that may creep into our home?  Drugs, abuse, pornography, disrespect, intolerance, infidelity, contention, or any sinful or addictive behavior that drives the Spirit of the Lord away.

Jesus Christ taught that His kingdom was "not of this world (John 18:36)", and warned us "what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul (Mark 8:36)?"  The way that the world views standards of morality is different than the way the Lord views standards of morality.  The prophet Alma gave his son Corianton this great counsel:

"Behold, I say unto you, wickedness never was happiness (Alma 41:10)."

The devil along with "the world" is full of lies.  As you watch this video, notice how the enticement of the spiritual snake of pornography can infest a home. 

"And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall. (Helaman 5:12)"

That is how our homes can be protected in this day and age.  The 21st century is the most scary time to raise a family, but God has provided a way for our families to be protected.  It is the teachings of our Savior Jesus Christ that enables our homes to receive strength, for there is no stronger foundation upon which our homes can be built upon.

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