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7 Beautiful Commandments We Sometimes Forget Are Commandments


7. Obey the Law

God's law trumps all, but if you hearken back to your conversion or missionary days, you'll recall that one of the commandments missionaries are required to teach is to "obey and honor the law" (Preach My Gospel, Lesson 4). The twelfth Article of Faith puts it this way: 

"We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law." 

Now, I'm not here to argue civil disobedience or the validity of some laws versus others. But sometimes, especially when a law holds a minor consequence, I think it's easy to forget that obeying the law is part of our religious faith. Although some laws are annoying and petty, most laws are created to benefit society at large, and obeying the law is important. 

So if that means not texting while driving, following watering regulations for your lawn, or paying for copyrighted movies or music, remember that our Heavenly Father has asked us to respect the law and put forth the effort to obey the rules. 

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