First Law of Heaven


Excerpt from an address by Prophet Thomas S. Monson in the April 2013 General Conference:1

“Declared President Joseph F. Smith in October 1873, “Obedience is the first law of heaven.”


Matthew 22:37-40: 2

37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

38 This is the first and great commandment.

39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.



1  ‘Obedience Brings Blessings’, April 2013 General Conference –
2 Matthew 22:37-40 –