Thursday, April 27, 2017

D&C 64:23 -- On Being Fireproof Today

"Behold, now it is called today until the coming of the Son of Man, and verily it is a day of sacrifice, and a day for the tithing of my people; for he that is tithed shall not be burned at his coming."
D&C 64:23

I like the idea of not being burned.  And it is interesting that tithing prevents it.  It isn't the first thing that pops into your mind when you think of things that would make you fireproof.  I think it must be the whole superhero aspect of tithing that gives us super powers... when we are out there dedicated to the daily sacrifices that it takes to help God help others--doing things like spotting people in need and helping them, or fulfilling our callings cheerfully and well, or enduring the trials that come to us and choosing to still trust God and see the positive, even when the world seems to be falling down around us.  Those are the things that make us fireproof.

I also love that it is pretty much always today.  We know that God measures time differently than we do, so his day, just as with the creation of the earth, are a little longer than ours.  The cool thing about that is that if you tell your mom you will get it done today, you have a little bit of wiggle room.  (Just kidding--don't try this at home!)  In all sincerity though, having a longer today gives us time to do the things that we need to do today.  We need to prepare for the Lord's coming, and make sure that we are fireproof.  We need to work on taking care of our fellow beings, and learning to be kind and loving even to people who we consider enemies.  We need to working on getting closer to those "pray always" and "be ye therefore perfect" commandments. :)  Let's work on that... in our version of today, for starters. :)

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