Are you willing to follow Jesus in order to have treasure in heaven?
“Let us follow the Son of God in all ways and in all walks of life. Let us make him our exemplar and our guide. We should at every opportunity ask ourselves, “What would Jesus do?” and then be more courageous to act upon the answer. We must follow Christ, in the best sense of that word–we must be about his work as he was about his Father’s.” Howard W. Hunter, Ensign, Sep 1994
“To follow Christ is to become more like Him. It is to learn from His character. As spirit children of our Heavenly Father, we do have the potential to incorporate Christlike attributes into our life and character. This process is very complex and very simple at the same time–Ancient and modern prophets described it with three words: ‘Keep the commandments’—nothing more, nothing less.” Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Ensign, October 2008
What is this great treasure in heaven–eternal life?
“Because of the Savior, we will live forever. Immortality means that we will never die, but eternal life means to live forever in exalted spheres in companionship with those we cherish, encompassed about by profound love, exquisite joy, and glory. ... Eternal life is a gift from a loving Heavenly Father, offered freely and liberally to all who heed the call of the Man of Galilee, ‘Follow me’ (Matt. 4:19).” Joseph B. Wirthlin, Ensign, May 2002
How can we follow the admonition to “Come, follow me”?
“Jesus both taught and exemplified many personal qualities which we should consider as we try to follow Him. These qualities include love, meekness, humility, compassion, thirsting after righteousness, being prayerful, merciful, and pure in heart. ... He especially cautioned us to lay up treasures in heaven rather than treasures on earth. (See Matt. 5–7.) The admonition to ‘Come, follow me’ and the question ‘What would Jesus do?’ provide powerful guidelines for living–paying more attention to these guidelines will help all of us become more Christlike in our thoughts and actions.” William W. Parmley, Liahona, Nov 2003