“According to Their Diligence in Keeping My Commandments”

D&C 82:10; 130:20-21

“‘I will visit thy brethren according to their diligence in keeping my commandments… .’ There you have, in simple language, a great principle: It isn’t the Lord who withholds himself from us. It is we who withhold ourselves from him because of our failure to keep his commandments.” (Harold B. Lee, Conference Report, Oct. 1966, p. 117)
“When you received your confirmation, you were commanded to receive the Holy Ghost. He was not obligated to seek you out… . If our lives are responsive and clean, if we are reaching and cultivating, the Holy Ghost will come, and we may retain him and have the peace his presence thus affords.” (Spencer W. Kimball, BYU Speeches of the Year, Oct. 1961, p. 7)
K. Douglas Bassett -

K. Douglas Bassett

Latter-Day Commentary on the Book of Mormon