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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Remember Lot's Wife

One of the blessings that come from teaching seminary is that you, as the teacher, learn so  much as you prepare to present each lesson.

This week I have been fascinated with learning about Abraham's life and all that we can learn from his experiences.  As I prepared to teach my lesson about Lot, I remembered a talk given by Elder Holland in a devotional speech given at BYU on January 13, 2009 titled, Remember Lot's Wife.   (You can get to his talk by clicking here . I personally like to download the free mp3 version and listen to Elder Holland deliver his talk.  His voice inflections are so great.  You can also download a free pdf written version of the talk.)

Below is a portion of his talk to get you interested in reading/listening to the whole thing:


...So, if history is this important—and it surely is—what did lot’s wife do that was so wrong? As something of a student of history, I have thought about that and offer this as a partial answer.  Apparently what was wrong with lot’s wife was that she wasn’t just looking back; in her heart she wanted to go back. It would appear that even before they were past the city limits, she was already missing what Sodom and Gomorrah had offered her. As elder Maxwell once said, such people know they should have their primary residence in Zion, but they still hope to keep a summer cottage in Babylon...

This is a few highlights from his talk  
You can also see the above video by clicking here.  

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