Would you be willing to walk from Illinois to Salt Lake?
With scant provisions or preparations?
Abandon your homes in Nauvoo?
At the direction of your Church leaders?
To obey is better than sacrifice... (1 Samuel 15:22)
And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? (Luke 6:46)
If ye love me, keep my commandments. (John 14:15)
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. (John 15:10)
I, the Lord, am bound when ye do what I say; but when ye do not what I say, ye have no promise. (Doctrine and Covenants 82:10)
When we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated. (Doctrine and Covenants 130:21)
We may rationalize our disobedience, but we cannot escape the consequences.