Doctrine and Covenants 93: “Receive of His Fulness” (August 23-29)

Portion of “Sunrise in morning mist near Dülmen (Hülstener Straße), North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (2012)”:
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The Savior is our source of light. He gives light to everyone. The tragedy is that, so often, we refuse to receive the light He offers us. We do this by turning away from the truth and by behaving in a way that is contrary to the truth. The good news is that if we are willing to follow His guidance, we will grow in the same way that the Savior did: from grace to grace (Doctrine and Covenants 93:1-40).

After teaching these principles to a group of church leaders on May 6, 1833, the Lord proceeded to reprimand several of them for failing to teach their children in their own homes. Frederick G. Williams, Sidney Rigdon, and Joseph Smith—the First Presidency of the Church—all three needed to dedicate more time and energy to teaching their children “light and truth,” as did Newell K. Whitney, the bishop of the church in Kirtland. The Lord instructed them to “set in order” their homes and to ensure that their families were “more diligent and concerned at home” (Doctrine and Covenants 93:41-50).

What a powerful lesson about the application of gospel principles! The teachings of the Savior are both profound and practical. We experience their power as we apply them to our own lives in our own homes each day.

Here are some principles I’ve learned from this section, with relevant blog posts:

From Grace to Grace

Light and Truth

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