The Mountain of the Lord’s House – 2 Nephi 12:2-3

2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, when the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills, and all nations shall flow unto it.
3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths; for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
As Isaiah taught in the passage above, those who recognize the importance of the temple are eager to visit. They recognize that power and wisdom are available to those who participate in temple worship. They recognize that the ways of God are higher than the ways of the world and that the ordinances of the temple enable us to learn to follow God’s ways. As Thomas S. Monson has taught:

Those who understand the eternal blessings which come from the temple know that no sacrifice is too great, no price too heavy, no struggle too difficult in order to receive those blessings. There are never too many miles to travel, too many obstacles to overcome, or too much discomfort to endure. They understand that the saving ordinances received in the temple that permit us to someday return to our Heavenly Father in an eternal family relationship and to be endowed with blessings and power from on high are worth every sacrifice and every effort (“The Holy Temple–a Beacon to the World,” General Conference, April 2011).

Today, I will be grateful for the blessing I have to visit the temple of the Lord frequently. I will plan my next temple visit, remembering that the blessings I receive there are worth far more than the small sacrifices I make to attend.

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