Saturday, December 5, 2015

D&C 93:24 -- On Truth and Freedom

"And truth is knowledge of things as they are, and as they were, and as they are to come;"
Doctrine and Covenants 93:24

This is amazing stuff.  Later in this chapter it says if we keep the commandments, we will eventually know all things (verse 28).  That is amazing all by itself, of course.  But combined with this scripture it gets clarified further.  Knowing all things, presumably, includes truth, and truth, as shown above, means everything includes capital and bold EVERYTHING: past, present, future.  So, in essence, if we keep the commandments and keep learning from God, eventually we're going to be able to see the future, right? :)  That's COOL.
You know, it is just amazing sometimes to look at the difference between what God offers us and other offers that we sometimes choose instead.  Satan and society pretend to offer freedom from God's seemingly rigid restrictions... but what does any of that really get us?  Freedom to wallow, temporarily, in addictions and self-indulgence?  Freedom to triumph while harming others?  Freedom that leads to pain and regret and lost opportunities?  No one else is offering what God offers.  Yeah, like learning to play the piano or go to the Olympics... we have to practice and live by some rules in order to achieve the freedom to excel greatly and the freedom to develop our talents and be our best selves... but what a small price to pay for all that God offers... and he offers, literally, everything.  The knowledge and immortality and power to transcend all of mortality and discover so much more.  Walking on water is only the beginning. :)  Today, let's remember all that God is teaching us, and where the true freedom lies.

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