“All That the Lord Hath Spoken We Will Do”

Exodus 19:7–9

7 And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the Lord commanded him.
8 And all the people answered together, and said, All that the Lord hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the Lord.
9 And the Lord said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words of the people unto the Lord.

President Spencer W. Kimball wrote:

“The covenants we make with God involve promises to do, not merely to refrain from doing, to work righteousness as well as to avoid evil. The children of Israel made such covenants through Moses, saying, ‘All that the Lord hath spoken we will do’ (Exodus 19:8, italics added), though hardly was Moses’s back turned until they had broken their promise through wrongdoing.”

(The Miracle of Forgiveness [1969], 94–95.)

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