Too often we bask in our comfortable complacency and rationalize that the ravages of war, economic disaster, famine, and earthquake cannot happen here. Those who believe this are either not acquainted with the revelations of the Lord, or they do not believe them. Those who smugly think these calamities will not happen, that they somehow will be set aside because of the righteousness of the Saints, are deceived and will rue the day they harbored such a delusion. - Ezra Taft Benson

Friday, September 20, 2013

Pay Off Debt as Quickly as you Can!

Pres. Hinckley
In 1998, then President Gordon B. Hinckley, urged all to 'look to the condition of your finances' and...the time has come to 'get our houses in order'.

He stated:  "I urge you...to look to the condition of your finances.  I urge you to be modest in your expenditures; discipline yourselves in your purchases to avoid debt to the extent possible.  Pay off debt as quickly as you can, and free yourselves from bondage.

"This is a part of the temporal gospel in which we believe. May the Lord bless you, my beloved brethren, to set your houses in order. If you have paid your debts, if you have a reserve, even though it be small, then should storms howl about your head, you will have shelter for your wives and children and peace in your hearts. That’s all I have to say about it, but I wish to say it with all the emphasis of which I am capable."  - To the Boys and to the Men