Understanding the purpose of trials of faith helps us to endure them well, meaning to endure them faithfully and obediently without complaining against God—murmuring. Appreciating the purpose of trials of faith also helps us to endure to the end, that is, to endure well in the covenant to the end of our life and to endure well in the covenant to the end of the trial.
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“The greatest aspect of the mission of the Prophet Joseph Smith was to bear testimony of Jesus Christ,” Elder D. Todd Christofferson tells students at World Peace University.
As you begin this week’s reading of Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah, you may be tempted to think there is little or nothing for you to learn from these books. They are a bit hard to read and seem written for someone else’s day. They may even seem a bit boring. When it comes to boring sermons, we can take a lesson from President Eyring.
When I noticed that the scripture block for a week of Come Follow Me was “Nahum, Habbakuk, and Zephaniah,” I thought to myself, “I don’t know if there are any books of scripture that I know less about than these three!” Do you feel the same way? As I read these books more carefully, however, I saw a powerful theme.
We sometimes incorrectly think of our covenants as fragile things that will break at the first sign of challenge or setback. But nothing could be further from the truth. Covenants are cords of iron that are stronger than the bonds of death itself. We must learn to trust in their enduring power.