Wednesday, October 4, 2000

Doctrine and Covenants 1:34-35

"And again, verily I say unto you, O inhabitants of the earth: I the Lord am willing to make these things known unto all flesh;
For I am no respecter of persons, and will that all men shall know that the day speedily cometh; the hour is not yet, but is nigh at hand, when peace shall be taken from the earth, and the devil shall have power over his own dominion."
Doctrine and Covenants 1:34-35

So, this is some verses kind of in the middle of a lot of stuff, so don't get freaked out and take them out of context.  Right after this it says that the Lord will take care of the saints... stuff like that.  but anyway, I think that it is cool that the Lord is willing to share his knowledge with everyone, not just a small group of people.  So many times in our society we run into "need-to-know" people, who only give you as much information as they think that you should have, and try to manipulate your decisions.  God offers everyone the same knowledge, and gives as much as he can to us, without overwhelming us and sending us to the mental health facility. :)  As fast as we are able to take it, he offers it.  He wants everyone to know the truth.  And why does he want that?  For a lot of reasons... but I didn't put in the second verse to be depressing, but because I think that it answers the question.  He gives us knowledge so that when things get a lot worse, we'll still be able to handle it.  The only reason that we have choice on this earth is because God shields us from Satan's power as much as he needs to to balance things out.  as soon as he stops doing that... are we going to be able to cope?  God is trying to teach us how to handle things like that.  We are his children, after all, and we have the power within us to withstand anything, and to do anything that God does... but we have to learn to use our power.  We have to learn to seek after truth and not get sidetracked with things that are going to trap us.  Anyway, I think that is why God gives us knowledge... so that we can grow into who we can be. :)  So, today... let's think about what knowledge we need in our lives.  How to handle something at work?  How to study?  How to find something we have been seeking?  Let's ask God.  He's pretty cool. :)

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