5.03.2009

Cease to be idle

Another favorite passage of mine from D&C 88 are verses 123-126.

"See that ye love one another; cease to be covetous; learn to impart one to another as the gospel requires.

"Cease to be idle; cease to be unclean, cease to find fauly one with another; cease to sleep longer than is needful; retire to they bed early, that ye may not be weary; arise early, thay your bodies and your minds may be invigorated.

"And above all things, clothe yourselves with the bond of charity, as with a mantle, which is the bond of perfectness and peace.

"Pray always that ye may not faint, until I come. Behold, and lot, I will come quickly, and receive you unto myself. Amen."

~~~~~~It's a bit ironic that I read this scripture the day after I stayed up till 1 am.

I love this entire passage. I need to work on not being covetous. And not being idle. And being more charitable. And reading my scriptures daily. :o)

My visiting teachers were going to come last week, but one of them hurt her back and wasn't able to make the appointment. The next day, they were and on my doorstep with a small hand out from the message. About scripture study. I knew she was in a lot of pain, but she still made an effort. And it's because God knew I needed a gentle reminder about studying my scriptures.

2 comments:

Fiauna said...

I absolutely LOVE this scripture. I have thought about framing it and putting up somewhere in my house for the whole family to read.

Thanks for sharing.

Shooting Starchild said...

I think I usually read these verses after I've slept in(and stayed up) really late too. The Lord's timing is impeccable.