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 →

To Keep It Holy – Mosiah 13:16-19

16 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.(Mosiah 13:16)I wrote yesterday about how the Sabbath Day encourages good time management. Today, I want to write about another benefit of the commandment: it helps us to understand how to be holy.The Guide to the Scriptures defines the word holy as:Sacred, having a godly character, or... Continue Reading →

All Thy Work – Mosiah 13:16-19

16 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.17 Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work;18 But the seventh day, the sabbath of the Lord thy God, thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that... Continue Reading →

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