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"I am sure that I do not completely understand what exact obedience means, but here is what I have come to understand," Brough said during his devotional. "It is not perfect obedience; that is impossible. Hence, repentance must be a key part of exact obedience."

October 17, 2017
Writer: Sydney Jensen

Brother M. Joseph Brough, Second Counselor in the Young Men's General Presidency for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints encouraged listeners to view repentance as a positive step towards perfection and to obey the commandments more exactly.

Brough used both personal examples and scriptural references to communicate that while many people struggle to view repentance as a positive process, the root of the Atonement which makes repentance possible is an act filled with love and hope.

"The thought of Heavenly Father allowing His Son to suffer, something that we can't understand and pay the price for all of our sins says that repentance was viewed as positive or why would Heavenly Father as His own Son to pay that price," Brother M. Joseph Brough, Second Counselor in the Young Men's General Presidency for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, told BYU-Idaho Radio. 

In addition to repentance, Brough emphasized the role the redemptive process plays in becoming more exactly obedient. 

"I am sure that I do not completely understand what exact obedience means, but here is what I have come to understand," Brough said during his devotional. "It is not perfect obedience; that is impossible. Hence, repentance must be a key part of exact obedience."

You can listen to the full interview and devotional below.