Everything is a choice. This life was a choice. In our pre-earth life, standing with Christ was a choice well made. Love is a choice. Fear is a choice. Humility is a choice. Courage is a choice. Our choices echo throughout our lives and on into eternity.
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How distressingly human it is that some people want to build Zion and want an inheritance in Zion, but don’t want to keep the very laws that create Zion. That’s like saying, I want to live in the Lord’s kingdom, but I want to do it my way. That is the context behind one of the sections of the Doctrine and Covenants that we will look at today.
Could the missionaries currently serving in Nauvoo be a testimony to the fulfillment of promises given by the Lord in Section 84 of the Doctrine and Covenants?
The restoration of priesthood power in 1829 had greatly blessed the Latter-day Saints in the early days of the Church. But having access to the priesthood power is not the same thing as completely understanding it.
“Peter may have given the best description of the Savior’s mortal ministry in five words when he referred to Jesus, “who went about doing good.” You want to know what to do with your life? There it is, simply put. In Doctrine and Covenants Section 81, we are given the same charge with more detail.
Come, Follow Me for Sunday School: “Where Much Is Given Much Is Required”, Doctrine and Covenants 81-83
Jesus Christ came into the world to ease our burdens. We might need relief from guilt, poverty, pain, illness, loneliness, or incessant problems—whatever encumbers our lives, He can allay, lessen, or even lift completely. Because we are here in mortality to learn how to be selfless as He is, He usually lightens the burdens of others through inspiring us to make the effort.
In this week’s lesson we get a micro-specific peek into the process of coming to understand a very difficult passage of scripture. The Prophet is asking the Lord very specific questions about the book of Revelation. And it’s not so much what was revealed to Joseph that was important to us as it was the pattern for studying the scriptures and receiving personal revelation.