For Your Good – President Richards of the LDS Business College #LDSBC

For Your Good – President Richards of the LDS Business College #LDSBC


There is in your life many competing
voices. You need to learn how to sift them. To know which ones speak truth, which ones
speak error. Which ones are for your good, and which ones are there to deceive you. Unless you’re willing to change, the Holy
Ghost will not speak to you. That didn’t make sense to me until i went into the book of Jacob and I went into the book of Jarom and read about
stiff-necked people who had hard hearts, who would not listen to the prophets. A hard heart and a stiff neck is evidence of an unwillingness to
change. And hence, the Holy Ghost does not speak. When we give more reverence
to our culture than we do to our covenants, our casualness will bring unintended consequences. You see, for most of you Satan knows he cannot
confront you with the big sins. He will get you just as he said that in
the book of Nephi, with his flaxen cord. He will desensitize you. He will make lots of black and white
seem very gray. Part of a great start, part of having
an ennobled soul is to learn to obey the simple things
including the dressing grooming standards at
this college. President Bednar says for those who in
your heart feel like willfully rebelling against the honor code he said, you should go somewhere else to
school. He said you will not be happy here. And he said, quote, “You have no claim on the resources of the Church.”
close quote. I ask you if you don’t have a testimony
to accept it on faith. Your education is important to your
Father in Heaven. I know that some of you come here with
great hopes about the future because you know what it is. I know that some of you arrived in
Salt Lake City with the last nickel in your pocket. I know that some of you have come here in
great faith without support of parents. But I promise you you may have hope in a good things to come. And so do not take counsel from your
fears. Be of good courage and have faith. Start this semester strong. The Lord will be with you. I pray the Lord’s choicest blessing seems to be upon you this semester and I do so in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

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