The Perfect Day

The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Proverbs 4:18

Through the prophet Nephi, the Lord gave the following promise: “Unto him that receiveth I will give more” (2 Nephi 28:30).

Alma taught the same principle in the city of Ammonihah:

He that will not harden his heart, to him is given the greater portion of the word, until it is given unto him to know the mysteries of God until he know them in full.

Alma 12:10

And Mormon and Moroni both emphasized that receiving and believing truths opens the door to learning additional truths. (See 3 Nephi 26:6-11, Ether 4:4-7.)

In May of 1831, the Lord reaffirmed this principle in a revelation received by Joseph Smith:

That which is of God is light; and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day.

Doctrine and Covenants 50:24

Elder Mark A. Bragg identified three places we can turn to find ever-increasing light: the church, the gospel, and the Savior. He expressed his hope that we might tap into these sources of light:

May we be strengthened by the light that is available to us through greater participation at church and greater application of gospel principles in our families. May we see the Light of Christ in others constantly and help them see it in themselves. As we receive that light, we will be blessed with more light, even until the perfect day.

Brighter and Brighter until the Perfect Day,” General Conference, April 2017

Today, I will be receptive to light. I will remember that God wants to share knowledge with me, and that my openness to His light can qualify me to continue to receive additional light from Him.

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