Saturday, August 5, 2017

D&C 65:2 -- On Keys and Stones

The keys of the kingdom of God are committed unto man on the earth, and from thence shall the gospel roll forth unto the ends of the earth, as the stone which is cut out of the mountain without hands shall roll forth, until it has filled the whole earth.
Doctrine and Covenants 65:2

Interesting imagery here.  The key thing is cool, but it kind of reminds me of asking your parents for the car keys.  ... It involves a lot of trust and responsibility.  God is giving us the keys to his kingdom, not for the proverbial joyride, but because he trusts us to further his purposes... or at least trusts us enough to give us the responsibility and let us learn to handle it.

The idea of the stone cut from the mountain without hands that rolls until it fills the whole earth is another interesting idea.  The stone represents Christ and the gospel, and the fact that it is cut out of the mountain without hands might carry the idea that miracles from God are involved here: people couldn't do what Christ can do, and his gospel will roll forth.

Then, the two ideas of keys and stones are kind of strange together.  If God's kingdom is rolling forth without "hands," then why commit the keys of the gospel into hands?  And I suppose that kind of speaks to both the fact that the gospel will move forward with or without us individually, and also to the fact that God *wants* us to be a part of it.

Today, let's choose to be a part of the gospel, and work with God to move it forward.  Let's work on being part of the miracle, and worthy of God's trust.

1 comment:

  1. "The fact that the gospel can go forward with or without Us(the people)"it raises a question like :who's gonna teach it and who's gonna accept it?Ummm!mybe that is when Elijah will come and curse the whole world?. Just my thoughts.Lol✌


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