Whatever the case, whenever the era, it seems the world is almost constantly in search of a Savior. But the hard truth is that, no matter who they choose or imagine, if it isn’t Jesus of Nazareth, it doesn’t ever really work out. The Lord, of course, knew all this would happen, and spoke all about it in the New Testament. So, knowing of the calamity and confusion that would plague our dispensation, the Lord gave (among many others) some good advice that would help us in these trying times.
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Jesus once told Mary at Cana that “Mine hour hath not yet come,” but now as we start this lesson that has changed as we take you to the beginning of the last week of His mortal life. Now he will say, “Mine hour hath come,” a statement that will break His followers hearts and have implications for every one of us.
Come, Follow Me for Individuals and Families: “Behold, Thy King Cometh”, Matthew 21–23; Mark 11; Luke 19–20; John 12
In the scripture passages for this week there seems to be a common theme of Christ coming out strong against hypocrisy. From the parable of the fig tree, to the whited sepulcher, to the condemning of phylacteries it seems that Jesus is fed up. He has tried to get through to these hypocrites in a myriad of ways, but no number of miracles or powerful teaching have seemed to sink in to those who are mostly concerned with the approval of men and the appearance of exactness.
Many questions were posed to the Savior during His mortal ministry. If you had the chance to ask Him one question, in person, what would that question be? In this week’s lesson we have a very powerful question asked of the Lord face to face in his ministry and it’s worth all of us pondering about this specific question.
The world’s views on marriage differ greatly from eternal truth. In Matthew 19:3-9, the eternal truths regarding God’s views on marriage are clearly laid out by the Savior. God created male and female in his own image, and exhorted them to multiply and fill the earth. The Lord ordained marriage and families. “They twain shall be one flesh, and all this that the earth might answer the end of its creation” (D&C 42:15-16).
This story of the rich young ruler always gives me pause. I find myself wondering, could I give it all up? Could I sell everything I had and give it to the poor? Could I leave a life I knew behind and follow the Lord?
No matter where we stand now, our Father is pleading with us to repent—to come back to Him. He is calling, waiting, and hoping. Furthermore, our greatest work in this life is to help with this gathering of the Lord’s family, also known as “the house of Israel.” The magnitude of this work is truly breathtaking. It fulfills promises made thousands of years ago.