It is also believed this phrase in Jewish folklore, is a summary statement from
the writings of wisdom by Ancient Israel's King Solomon that were placed in
the book of Ecclesiastes, particularly Chapter 3, "There is a time for
everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens..."
Being raised in the religion that teaches this I understand what they are
saying. These things are considered to be unforgivable in the eyes of God and
therefore and spiritually deadly. This is just one of many things taught by
that church that lead me to the fullness of the gospel. I was truly relieved
and rejoiced when hearing about the atonement and that all can be forgiven if we
but humble ourselves and ask.
I agree with Arizona1 wholeheartedly. In fact in Matt. 11:28 - 30 The Lord says
to take his yoke upon us "for my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
Many times when life seemed very hard, I realized I was trying to do things the
way I thought best without counseling with the Lord. Not surprisingly, as soon
as I accepted doing things His way even if they didn't seem the most
logical or "right" way, everything became easier and 'clicked into
place'. So He did say it would be easy, once we trust in Him and that may
be the part we refer to as "hard". Sometimes God's ways are a
mystery to us, at first, until we have acted in faith and learn wisdom. The are
many scriptures referring to the mysteries of God, of Christ, of the Kingdom,
etc. I like Ephesians 1:9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will,
according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself.
I am so greatful for the BOOK OF MORMON and the Prophets of today and the past.
They hold the keys to unlocking the truths of the gospel. I know they are true.
One can know for themselves by reading and personal prayer.
Here is another:"Love the sinner, hate the sin."Ghandi actually said this.
You might want to add, "I never said it would be easy, I only said it would
be worth it."