In order to overcome temptation and avoid evil we much control our actions, our words and our thoughts.
Since Satan never gives up in trying to get us to think bad thoughts, we should never give up in trying to overcome them.
Why did David remain so loyal to Saul and honor him even though David had been anointed to be the new king?
The way David honored Saul in his calling as king is an example for all of us to honor and sustain our ecclesiastical leaders.
If we truly repent the Lord will forgive our sins and remember them no more. It would be well for us to do likewise–remember them no more.
A person who does not pay his tithing may not have a temple recommend, and would not be considered to be worthy to preside over congregations or direct the activities of others.
We must live faithfully to realize the promises given to us in inspired blessings and prayfully seek to following the commandments given in those blessings, too.
Mormons do not believe their leaders are perfect; only Jesus Christ is perfect. Thus Mormon Church leaders and even prophets make mistakes, but we are to respect their office and listen to them.
Mormons are commanded by God to control all their passions and appetites within their proper boundaries. Bodily appetites and lusts can lead to addiction and keep us from God’s spirit.