Init won numerous outstanding documentary awards, such as the Sundance Film Festival as well as an Academy Award.
It is a humbling experience to be invited to share the devotional message with you today.
My prayer has been that we might be joined by the Holy Spirit, that we might be lifted and directed and edified. When I was first invited to speak today, I surveyed the students in my economics class, asking them what they felt would be a good devotional topic.
I appreciate their suggestions, because it gave me an insight as to what situations you are dealing with. The majority suggested that I talk about how to succeed in school and maintain a spiritual balance in life beyond school.
Having given that subject some thought and prayer I am prepared to share with you five gospel orientated principles that I believe are essential to your success in completing your education and maintaining a spiritual balance in life beyond school.
I will use as my text selected scriptures and personal experiences. I will talk of David and Goliath; of the apostle Paul's invitation to "put on the armor of God," of the Mormon pioneers, and words of our beloved prophets today.
I remember sitting on the edge of my seat, looking at the picture depicting David, his arm drawn back, a leather-tonged sling in his hand aimed at the giant Goliath. My teacher told the story in such a way I envisioned myself as David facing Goliath with a stone loaded into my sling.
Goliath was a giant, armed with a metal helmet, metal breastplate and metal shin guards. The picture depicted him holding a spear in one hand that was as long as he was tall.
David had no such visible armor and he looked minuscule compared to the towering giant. I could imagine the fear that must of been in David's heart, but as I looked at the picture I noted that David did not show fear but determination and courage.
I was excited as the story continued of how David whirled the sling and with deadly accuracy let the stone fly finding it's mark in the forehead of the giant. I cheered when my teacher told of how David stood upon Goliath after slaying him and held aloft the sword of the giant, demonstrating the victory.
Today we may not have to face a physical Goliath, but there are definite trials that will challenge us in our pursuit of education, marriage, family and careers. There are situations and decisions that we will face that have dangers in the form of fashions, fads, and social activity of our own day and time.
Indeed there are mountains of social and economic behavior that will test and try our testimony and resolve to live the gospel principles. How can we face the challenges of today? What can we learn from the story of David and Goliath that will help us to be successful in our schooling and maintain a spiritual balance in our life after school?
The story of David and Goliath has been told and retold for many generations. You will remember the story of how Israel was at war with the Philistines.
In the first verses of this chapter we learn that the Philistine army were camped on one hill and the army of Israel, led by King Saul were camped on another hill, with a valley between them v.
The Philistines had selected one man, "a champion out of the camp" v4 named Goliath to represent the entire Philistine army. Goliath was a giant compared to any of the Israelite soldiers. Indeed, he was over nine feet in height and wore a protective coat of mail that weighted over pounds alone!
Each day Goliath would call a challenge to the Israelite army to send out a representative, a champion soldier to meet him in the valley and there fight to determine which side would win the war.
His challenge was the same each day for forty days and has some relation to our own challenges we face even today.The Death of the Moth.
Moths that fly by day are not properly to be called moths; they do not excite that pleasant sense of dark autumn nights and ivy-blossom which the commonest yellow-underwing asleep in the shadow of the curtain never fails to rouse in us.
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