“A Sign Between Me and You”

One way God communicates with us is through signs. We may not see Him, but we recognize things that happen as evidence that He is mindful of us. On some occasions, those signs have been dramatic and unmistakeable, such as the plagues in Egypt (Exodus 7-12), or the signs of the Savior's birth and death... Continue Reading →

The Seventh Day

Before God could teach the children of Israel to keep the Sabbath Day holy, He had to acclimatize them to a seven-day week. They had previously been slaves, with no control over their schedules. And in ancient Egypt, weeks were ten days long, not seven. (See Janice Kamrin, "Telling Time in Ancient Egypt," February 2017,... Continue Reading →

“God Blessed the Seventh Day”

Are we so busy all the time that we aren't enjoying our lives? Out of the seven periods of creation, God reserved the seventh one for rest. "And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made" (Genesis 2:3, see... Continue Reading →

Oblations

In ancient Israel, an essential element of worship was giving gifts to God. Worshippers would bring animals or grain to the temple—the very best they had—to offer as a sacrifice. The King James Version of the Bible most frequently refers to these gifts as "offerings," but it sometimes calls them "oblations." An oblation is a... Continue Reading →

And Also Every Day – Mosiah 18:23

23 And he commanded them that they should observe the sabbath day, and keep it holy, and also every day they should give thanks to the Lord their God. (Mosiah 18:23) When we keep the Sabbath Day holy consistently, we develop habits of mind which can permeate our entire week. After Alma was converted by... Continue Reading →

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