“Faithful in All My House”

What exactly was Moses' role? The people saw him performing miracles on their behalf. He gave them laws to govern their behavior, and he prescribed specific patterns of worship. Yet his goal was always to bring them closer to God, not to stand between them and God. "Enviest thou for my sake?" he asked when... Continue Reading →

Why?

When God showed Moses the earth and its inhabitants, Moses replied with a question: Tell me, I pray thee, why these things are so, and by what thou madest them?Moses 1:30 In response, God explained that this earth was created by His Only Begotten Son, that it is one of many worlds which He has... Continue Reading →

“Many Great and Important Things”

Commenting on the words of Isaiah, the prophet Nephi wrote: Wo be unto him that shall say: We have received the word of God, and we need no more of the word of God, for we have enough!For behold, thus saith the Lord God: I will give unto the children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a... Continue Reading →

Rolling Waters

In his epistle from Liberty Jail, Joseph Smith used the imagery of moving water to illustrate the principle that continuous revelation helps the gospel remain current and relevant in our lives. "How long can rolling waters remain impure?" he asked. "What power shall stay the heavens?" Then he went on to compare the powerful current of... Continue Reading →

Every Word

As the children of Israel prepared to enter the promised land, Moses asked them to consider some of the lessons of their sojourn in the wilderness. One of those lessons came from the food they ate: manna, which mysteriously appeared every morning except the sabbath in sufficient portions to provide them with physical nourishment. (See... Continue Reading →

“Eye Hath Never Seen” – 3 Nephi 17:16

During the Savior's ministry on the American continent, He offered a prayer which was so sublime that it could not be written. The only record we have of this prayer is the testimony of those who experienced it firsthand: The eye hath never seen, neither hath the ear heard, before, so great and marvelous things as we... Continue Reading →

Living Water

The ancient prophet Jeremiah bemoaned the spiritual state of his people, which he attributed to two poor decisions: Forsaking "the fountain of living waters"Building for themselves "cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water" (Jeremiah 2:13, Jeremiah 17:13) Lehi, who was a contemporary of Jeremiah, had a dream in which he saw the tree of... Continue Reading →

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