Wednesday, August 31, 2016

D&C 50:23-24 -- On Edification and Improvement

"And that which doth not edify is not of God, and is darkness.
That which is of God is light; and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day."
Doctrine and Covenants 50:23-24

Edify means to lift, teach, improve... and I love that idea that anything that doesn't do that isn't of God.  Because in a symbolic (and very real) way, that *is* light, and goodness, and true power--the power to build and create rather than to destroy and ruin.  As we improve and learn and grow, we become closer and closer to God.  Someday, if we continue in the light, we'll get to that perfect, shiny day, where we've reached our potential, and are completely full of light, and truth, and goodness.

Today, let's edify, and banish darkness from our lives.  Let's focus on improvement and goodness, and remove the corrupting influences that sometimes surround us.  Let's be good, and teach goodness, and lift each other so we can all be closer to God, and closer to fulfilling our missions and reaching our potential.

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