13 Oct 2011

The Law

Submitted by Stephen Winters

Although my wife is mathmatically challenged she has been homeschooling our two children. My wife has been doing what she could, but she hasn't been holding my son to the line, making him work out all of his problems. Although I've told both of them repeatedly that my son needs to work out the problems completely, Joseph has still been mostly just writing down only the answers, not the answers with the formulas. A couple days ago I told my wife that I would take over working with my son and his math. I have been making him work out all his math problems and label everything correctly. I've also been helping him wherever needed. Today, after correcting his math he said, "I think I finally getting the hang of his math."

The law was given that we might have a richer fuller life, an abundantly life. But it will only work if we take the law inside of us so that we are living the way the law directs because we want to live that way. That is called living by the spirit of the law. When we follow the essense of the law we learn to follow the direction of the law. The teachers are there to help us learn the precepts of the law. In other words the teachers are there, not to help us to escape our difficulties, but rather to help us learn how to successfully work our way through the challenges. That means we are to focus our minds on how to do all the little steps involved in overcoming the difficulty.

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