Sunday, March 19, 2000

Doctrine and Covenants 89:18 21

"And all saints who remember to keep and do these sayings, walking in obedience to the commandments, shall receive health in their navel and marrow to their bones;
And shall find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures;
And shall run and not be weary, and shall walk and not faint.
And I, the Lord, give unto them a promise, that the destroying angel shall pass by them, as the children of Israel, and not slay them.  Amen."
Doctrine and Covenants 89:18 21

This is a great scripture talking about some of the things that the Lord will bless us with if we follow the word of wisdom (section 89).  And the blessings are more than amazing.  Health, wisdom, incredible knowledge.... physical blessings which seem incredible as well... and then the most incredible on of all at the end... that the destroying angel will pass by and not slay us.  If you guys saw the movie about Moses and pharaoh and slaying the firstborn of every house, you know what he is referring to here... and also, just that we'll have time to think about the test, and finish our personal missions here on earth... it's a great promise. :)  And you know, the Lord *keeps* his promises.  Always.  Sometimes we get kind of insensitive to promises because they seem meaningless in our society.  if you don't have something signed, then what good is it?  We aren't going to take someone's word at the car dealership until we see it in writing.  But God never fails to keep his promises to us... and if we keep our promises to him, he *always* blesses us... whatever it is, whenever it is.

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