My scripture for today is Moroni 7:11, which says,
“For behold, a bitter fountain cannot bring forth good water; neither can a good fountain bring forth bitter water; wherefore, a man being a servant of the devil cannot follow Christ; and if he follow Christ he cannot be a servant of the devil.”
I like this scripture because of the clarity. Moroni is a prophet from the Book of Mormon, and he is very clear in his explanation of how if you are good and righteous on the inside, your works will show it. He compares this to fountains. In Moroni’s time, a fountain would come from a natural spring of water. That water would flow out of the ground, supplying people and animals alike with water. If the spring had bitter water, no one could drink from it and it was impossible to change the springs nature. If the spring had clean, good water, everybody could drink from it and nobody could(or wanted to) change it. It gives us a very clear metaphor.
He also talks about servants. If you serve God, how can you serve the devil at the same time? You can’t sit on the fence here. You have to make up your mind, because if you try to sit on the fence, one side will eventually change your mind, and it will probably be the devil’s.