Duty to God Based on trio of imperatives

In an October 2008 general conference address, President Thomas S. Monson listed a trio of imperatives to become a "profitable servant" of the Lord: "First, learn what we should learn. Second, do what we should do. And third, be what we should be."

Those three directions anchor and define the new Duty to God program that will be implemented in the coming months in Aaronic Priesthood quorums worldwide. Church leaders have refined the program with the hope that every young man in the Church will strengthen his relationship with God even as he learns and fulfills his priesthood duties and serves others.

In an interview with the Church News, Young Men General President David L. Beck and his counselors, Brother Larry M. Gibson and Brother Adrian Ochoa, spoke of the faith-building opportunities that are offered by the new Duty to God program. The basis of the new program, they said, can be found in Doctrine and Covenants 107:99 — "Wherefore, now let every man learn his duty, and to act in the office in which he is appointed, in all diligence."

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