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The choices that are the most significant — to put family, Church and the Savior first — can be made by everyone regardless of their talents, abilities, opportunities or economic circumstances, said Elder Quentin L. Cook on Nov. 28.

“As we face the difficulties of life, many events occur over which we have little or no control,” said Elder Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. “On matters of principle, matters of conduct, religious observance, and righteous living, we are in control. Our faith in and worship of God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ is a choice that we make.”

Speaking during an LDS Business College devotional on Nov. 28 in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square, Elder Cook addressed the subject, “His Paths are Righteous.”

The title, he said, is based on 2 Nephi 9, which contains “admonitions about learning, wisdom, wealth, labor, refusing to see or hear the consequences of sin, and profound doctrine about the Atonement of Jesus Christ.”

“My emphasis will be on the paths of righteousness that allow us to report to the Holy One of Israel,” said Elder Cook of the talk, during which he displayed slides of important Church history documents and played an 1897 recording of then-Church President Wilford Woodruff made with a Edison gramophone.

Recalling a time when he was a young adult, Elder Cook recounted gaining a testimony of the Book of Mormon as an additional witness of the Savior and Joseph Smith, as a prophet of God.

Still he had challenges to his faith.

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