First furrow

#ComeFollowMe | Doctrine and Covenants 51–57 β€œπ™° π™΅πšŠπš’πšπš‘πšπšžπš•, 𝚊 π™Ήπšžπšœπš, πšŠπš—πš 𝚊 πš†πš’πšœπšŽ πš‚πšπšŽπš πšŠπš›πšβ€

For Church members in the 1830s, gathering the Saints and building the city of Zion were spiritual as well as temporal works, with many practical matters to address.
Total
0
Shares

Doctrine and Covenants 51–57 β€œπ™° π™΅πšŠπš’πšπš‘πšπšžπš•, 𝚊 π™Ήπšžπšœπš, πšŠπš—πš 𝚊 πš†πš’πšœπšŽ πš‚πšπšŽπš πšŠπš›πšβ€

Doctrine and Covenants 51–57
β€œπ™° π™΅πšŠπš’πšπš‘πšπšžπš•, 𝚊 π™Ήπšžπšœπš, πšŠπš—πš 𝚊 πš†πš’πšœπšŽ πš‚πšπšŽπš πšŠπš›πšβ€

For Church members in the 1830s, gathering the Saints and building the city of Zion were spiritual as well as temporal works, with many practical matters to address: Someone needed to purchase and distribute land where the Saints could settle. Someone needed to print books and other publications. And someone needed to run a store to provide goods to those in Zion. In the revelations recorded in Doctrine and Covenants 51–57, the Lord appointed and instructed people to handle these tasks, and He identified Independence, Missouri, as β€œthe center place” of Zion (Doctrine and Covenants 57:3).

But while skills in such things as purchasing land, printing, and running a store are valuable to the temporal work of building Zion, these revelations also teach that the Lord desires His Saints to become spiritually worthy to be called a Zion people. He calls each of us to be β€œa faithful, a just, and a wise steward,” having a contrite spirit, β€œstand[ing] fast” in our appointed responsibilities (see Doctrine and Covenants 51:19; 52:15; 54:2). If we can do thatβ€”regardless of our temporal skillsβ€”the Lord can use us to build Zion, and He β€œwill hasten the city in its time” (Doctrine and Covenants 52:43).

Join our Come, Follow Me Facebook group!Β https://www.facebook.com/groups/comefollowmelds

More atΒ http://www.ComeFollowMeStudyHelps.com

🎨
Β 
πŸ–Ό
: First Furrow, by James Taylor Harwood

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

You May Also Like