D&C 42

D&C 42:2 — Don’t let your goals and your focus get in the way of alert watchfulness.  Optimizing to take 100% advantage of current circumstances is a trap.


42:45 — Weep for those who die.


42:52 —  Those who believe enough to ask for a blessing but do not have enough faith to be healed will receive exaltation.

I suppose from the eternal perspective the healing that we so long for is basically a parlor trick.


42:68  Wisdom and answers to prayers are described as two separate things.  Wisdom is like glory, its all over the scriptures, seems to have some transcendent meaning beyond the ordinary use of the word, but doesn’t get a lot of attention


42:80-81  Pretty old school take on adultery.  Not a lot of sympathy and ‘we love you, man’


43:33  “And the wicked shall go away into unquenchable fire, and their end no man knoweth on earth, nor ever shall know, until they come before me in judgment.”

Huh.  I certainly thought we knew the fate of the wicked.  Could it mean that we do not know the fate of any one wicked person until the judgment because we do not know their heart and their potential for redemption?  The idea that our picture of the afterlife is still simplified and leaves stuff out tastes good to me.


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