Tuesday, April 2, 2019

D&C 45:22-23 -- On Spiritual Preparation

"Ye say that ye know that the end of the world cometh; ye say also that ye know that the heavens and the earth shall pass away;
And in this ye say truly, for so it is; but these things which I have told you shall not pass away until all shall be fulfilled."
Doctrine and Covenants 45:22-23

God is always trying to prepare us.  Here he mentions the end of the world a state in which "all shall be fulfilled," which seems pretty far in the future. and yet God talks about it now in order to help us prepare... and perhaps also to help us worry less.  He offers information about things that are going to happen in the future so that we can compare them to the present and see the difference and know that "the end is not yet" (Matthew 24:6).

Today, let's be willing to think about the things that God has in store for us in the future, but let's also not get stressed out about it.  God isn't telling us these things to freak us out, but so that we can learn and prepare.  He is going to take care of things, as always. Our job is to live the gospel and to prepare.... not in a stockpiling weapons for Armageddon type of way, but in a be-ready-spiritually type of way. :)  This is important because, as God tells us in D&C 38:30, "if ye are prepared ye shall not fear."  Maybe that's something we can apply to all information in our lives, not just predictions of the end of the world. :)

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