The angels commanded Lot to remove himself from the city so that he and his family would not be consumed by the iniquity surrounding them. As you consider Elder Andersen’s words, what are some things you can do to spiritually overcome the worldliness around you?
15 And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.
Those who overcome the world develop an all-encompassing love for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. …
Overcoming the world is not one defining moment in a lifetime, but a lifetime of moments that define an eternity.
It can begin as a child learns to pray and reverently sings, “I’m trying to be like Jesus.” It continues as a person studies the life of the Savior in the New Testament and ponders the power of the Savior’s Atonement in the Book of Mormon. Praying, repenting, following the Savior, and receiving His grace lead us to better understand why we are here and who we are to become. …
Overcoming the world is not a global invasion but a private, personal battle, requiring hand-to-hand combat with our own internal foes.
Overcoming the world means treasuring the greatest commandment: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength.”
Elder Neil L. Andersen