A little while ago there was this little dance craze started by the New Boyz called "The Jerk". I'm not gonna lie, I am guilty of doing this dance! For those of you who know me you have probably seen me doing this dance! But now that I'm on a mission this song has a whole new meaning!
In this song, alot like other dance songs, there is a phrase that is repeated over and over again and that is the line that says "You're a Jerk... I know!" How in the world can the New Boyz be related to us in the gospel?
We often recognize our sins but just to know is not enough! We must follow the counsel found in the Epistle of James where we are told "But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves"(James 1:22)
The Sons of Mosiah and Alma the Younger are a perfect example of changing for the better! The story of the Sons of Mosiah is found in the Book of Mormon. These men grew up with the gospel but chose to rebel against it! They went about trying to tear down the Church of God. They were even called the "Most Vilest of sinners!" Also known as JERKS! After a lot of prayer from Mosiah and Alma (their fathers) an angel appeared to them and told them to stop persecuting the church! The angel called them out and pretty much told him "You're a JERK..." They then realized their sins(...I know!) and decided to change and right their wrongs! They went on missions and built up the kingdom of God!
I know that change can be hard but we must all do our very best to change for the better!