1.10.2009

D&C 19

I know it's late in the day, but I've had problems logging into blogger and I have to leave in 10 minutes. So this is going to be a bare bones review of the section.

We learn that the phrase endless torment doesn't mean the torment is without end. God is endless, so His punishments are endless, too. I personally think it refers to the depth of the punishment more than the length of it. But it specifically refers to the kind of punishment God will deliver. There will be an end, though. Once they have suffered, they will either go to perdition or the telestial kingdom.

Christ has suffered for us, so that we won't have to. He's even suffered for the people who've wronged us. So if there's someone we're unwilling to forgive, it's in essence saying that Christ's suffering wasn't enough. (I wish I had time to expound on this, but that's the jist of it. What I learned from The Peacegiver.)

I love vs. 23.

It's possible to covet your own property. To like the stuff you have too much. God is specifically telling Martin Harris to not covet what he has, but to give freely to the work -- publishing the BOM and supporting Joseph through it. But this applies to us. We should give of what we have and not covet our own possessions.

We should pray vocally and in our hearts. I need to do better at this. I need to find a time where I can pray outloud. It's hard with a family........but definately not impossible!! I just need to make it a priority.

Pay our debts. Be free of bondage.

I think that the Gospel Doctrine lesson for tomorrow is on Jesus Christ. I'm excited. And I'm recommending The Peacegiver again because it will change how you think of Christ and others.

2 comments:

Lolli said...

I'm going to have to look up The Peacegiver next time I'm in UT. BTW--Every morning, I have read my D&C, thinking of you, but I have not caught up to you yet. Maybe tomorrow I can play catch up and follow along. :)

tammy said...

I never thought of coveting your own property before. Hmmm...

Luvpilot's and my goal this year is to become debt free and pay off the house in 15 yrs instead of 28.

I'm going to have to get The Peacegiver.