“The Striking Contrast between the Savior and the Adversary” in the April 2021 Liahona Magazine

Although we shouldn’t dwell more on satan’s attributes and tactics more than God’s, there is benefit to being aware of how he works. The scriptures teach us a lot about how God works and a lot about the adversary works too. We can learn a lot as we pay attention to both. As you study the scriptures look for and mark the attributes or methods God uses as well as the methods you see that satan uses. Recognizing them in the scriptures can help you more clearly recognize them in your life.

“Understanding the intent of an enemy is vital to effective preparation for possible attacks.” -David A. Bednar (October 2019 Conference)


The song talks about how life’s challenges are the things God uses… Whatever mess we are in, whatever the reason, He can help us learn from it and use it on our path to a God-like life.

“In the middle of my little mess,

I forget how big I’m blessed.

This is the stuff that gets under my skin

But I’ve got to trust you know exactly what you’re doin’

Might not be what I would choose

But this is the stuff you use

To break me of impatience

Conquer my frustrations…”

This is the Stuff by Francesca Battistelli