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1 Chronicles Chapter 17

David had moved the ark of the covenant and had called men of the priesthood to serve in the tabernacle and with the ark. The manner of worshipping the Lord had not been strictly according to what the Lord had commanded the Israelites when they entered the promised land. David was seeking to set things right, or to put things in order. David was devoted to the Lord and it seems that he knew that they would be a better nation if they worshipped the Lord properly. This chapter begins with the following:

1 Now it came to pass, as David sat in his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet, Lo, I dwell in an house of cedars, but the ark of the covenant of the Lord remaineth under curtains.
2 Then Nathan said unto David, Do all that is in thine heart; for God is with thee.

David felt that he was living well in the home built for the king, but that the ark of the covenant needed a permanent home as well. He consulted with the prophet Nathan, who told him that the Lord would be with David as he went forward with his plans.

3 And it came to pass the same night, that the word of God came to Nathan, saying,
4 Go and tell David my servant, Thus saith the Lord, Thou shalt not build me an house to dwell in:
5 For I have not dwelt in an house since the day that I brought up Israel unto this day; but have gone from tent to tent, and from one tabernacle to another.
6 Wheresoever I have walked with all Israel, spake I a word to any of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my people, saying, Why have ye not built me an house of cedars?
7 Now therefore thus shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, even from following the sheep, that thou shouldest be ruler over my people Israel:
8 And I have been with thee whithersoever thou hast walked, and have cut off all thine enemies from before thee, and have made thee a name like the name of the great men that are in the earth.
9 Also I will ordain a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, and they shall dwell in their place, and shall be moved no more; neither shall the children of wickedness waste them any more, as at the beginning,
10 And since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel. Moreover I will subdue all thine enemies. Furthermore I tell thee that the Lord will build thee an house.

However, the word of the Lord came to Nathan that night and told him to tell David that he was not to build the temple. The Lord made it clear that the tabernacle was designed for its purposes and that it would suffice. The Lord had never asked the Israelites to build a house to him. The Lord told Nathan to remind David that he had been raised by the Lord to be the king, and that the Lord had been with him, protecting him and causing him to become a mighty man. The people of Israel had been given their place to dwell and the promise of their safety continued.

The prophets were and continue to be blessed with the Lord’s trust. When Nathan told David to go ahead, it was not the wrong thing to do. The Lord trusts those who lead his people, to make wise decisions, but if or when those things are not what the Lord would have his people do, He will make his will known to His prophet, as he did with Nathan. (see also 2 Samuel 7)

11 And it shall come to pass, when thy days be expired that thou must go to be with thy fathers, that I will raise up thy seed after thee, which shall be of thy sons; and I will establish his kingdom.
12 He shall build me an house, and I will stablish his throne for ever.
13 I will be his father, and he shall be my son: and I will not take my mercy away from him, as I took it from him that was before thee:
14 But I will settle him in mine house and in my kingdom for ever: and his throne shall be established for evermore.
15 According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.

Once David was ready to pass away, his son would have the kingdom of Israel, and would then build a house for the Lord. The son would be blessed with the throne and with the blessings and mercy of God.

16 And David the king came and sat before the Lord, and said, Who am I, O Lord God, and what is mine house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?
17 And yet this was a small thing in thine eyes, O God; for thou hast also spoken of thy servant’s house for a great while to come, and hast regarded me according to the estate of a man of high degree, O Lord God.
18 What can David speak more to thee for the honour of thy servant? for thou knowest thy servant.
19 O Lord, for thy servant’s sake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou done all this greatness, in making known all these great things.
20 O Lord, there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
21 And what one nation in the earth is like thy people Israel, whom God went to redeem to be his own people, to make thee a name of greatness and terribleness, by driving out nations from before thy people, whom thou hast redeemed out of Egypt?
22 For thy people Israel didst thou make thine own people for ever; and thou, Lord, becamest their God.
23 Therefore now, Lord, let the thing that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant and concerning his house be established for ever, and do as thou hast said.
24 Let it even be established, that thy name may be magnified for ever, saying, The Lord of hosts is the God of Israel, even a God to Israel: and let the house of David thy servant be established before thee.
25 For thou, O my God, hast told thy servant that thou wilt build him an house: therefore thy servant hath found in his heart to pray before thee.
26 And now, Lord, thou art God, and hast promised this goodness unto thy servant:
27 Now therefore let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may be before thee for ever: for thou blessest, O Lord, and it shall be blessed for ever.

David praises the Lord for blessing him and his house in raising him up to be the king and allowing his posterity to rule. Additionally, David was blessed to have these things revealed to him by the mouth of the prophet. David recognized that the Lord is the only true and living God, and that the nation of Israel was greatly blessed to be His people. The Lord had removed other nations for them, after delivering them from the land of Egypt. David was willing to do according to the will of the Lord for the blessings of the Lord to be with his family.

It would be such a blessing and honor to have the Lord tell me that my children and their families would be blessed after my time. What a sweet comfort that would be. David’s desire to build a temple, was sincere and a show of his devotion and love for the Lord. However, the Lord will do His work in His own time, and this work was not to be in the days of David. David would still be blessed for his desire to do good, even though he was not given the honor of building the temple. In meekness, David accepted that his son would be the one to do that work. He was a good king, who recognized that the honors belonged to God and those to whom God wanted to bless. Good and faithful people, should seek to have meekness as David did at this time. Even though we know we are capable of doing good, even great things, it is better to recognize when we should allow someone else the opportunity to learn, grow and be blessed by doing them. With meekness, all involved are uplifted and blessed.

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1 Chronicles Chapter 14

The reign of King David in Israel began with things such as attempting to relocate the ark of the covenant. It continued with those things found in this chapter. David had already made a well-known name for himself, by leading armies with great strength and having many victories over their enemies. Moreover, he had reigned in Judah for 7 1/2 years. Once he was anointed king of Israel, he and his family, including his two wives Ahinoam and Abigail, had relocated from Hebron to Jerusalem. This chapter begins with the following:

1 Now Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and timber of cedars, with masons and carpenters, to build him an house.
2 And David perceived that the Lord had confirmed him king over Israel, for his kingdom was lifted up on high, because of his people Israel.

Workers from Tyre were sent along with messengers of the king, Hiram, who was a friend of King David. They brought cedar to build David a house in Jerusalem. David could tell that he was being blessed by the Lord and therefore knew his anointing as their king was confirmed by God.

3 And David took more wives at Jerusalem: and David begat more sons and daughters.
4 Now these are the names of his children which he had in Jerusalem; Shammua, and Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon,
5 And Ibhar, and Elishua, and Elpalet,
6 And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia,
7 And Elishama, and Beeliada, and Eliphalet.

David married more wives while in Jerusalem, in addition to his two wives from before becoming king of Israel. These wives bore him children, including Shammua (Shimea, of Bathsheba), Shobab (of Bathsheba), Nathan (of Bathsheba), Solomon (of Bathsheba and successor of David), Ibhar, Elishua, Elpalet, Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia, Elishama, Beeliada (Eliada), and Eliphalet (Eliphelet). (see also 2 Samuel 5 and 1 Chronicles 3)

Modern revelation teaches that the wives were given to David in a manner acceptable by God, by a prophet of God called Nathan, except for the case of Bathsheba, who was the wife of Uriah (see Doctrine and Covenants 132:38-39). In our current times, this act of having multiple wives has, in His wisdom, not been considered acceptable to the Lord.

8 And when the Philistines heard that David was anointed king over all Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek David. And David heard of it, and went out against them.
9 And the Philistines came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.
10 And David inquired of God, saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines? and wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the Lord said unto him, Go up; for I will deliver them into thine hand.
11 So they came up to Baal-perazim; and David smote them there. Then David said, God hath broken in upon mine enemies by mine hand like the breaking forth of waters: therefore they called the name of that place Baal-perazim.
12 And when they had left their gods there, David gave a commandment, and they were burned with fire.
13 And the Philistines yet again spread themselves abroad in the valley.
14 Therefore David inquired again of God; and God said unto him, Go not up after them; turn away from them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.
15 And it shall be, when thou shalt hear a sound of going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt go out to battle: for God is gone forth before thee to smite the host of the Philistines.
16 David therefore did as God commanded him: and they smote the host of the Philistines from Gibeon even to Gazer.
17 And the fame of David went out into all lands; and the Lord brought the fear of him upon all nations.

The Philistines heard of David’s anointing and decided to go after him. David went against them and found them spread about in the valley of Rephaim (the giants). David asked the Lord if he should fight the Philistines, and if he did, if the Lord would deliver them into his hands. This was something that had happened a number of times before, because David turned to the Lord for his strength. The Lord answered David and told him to go against them, because the Lord would deliver them into his hand. David led his men and they were victorious in Baal-perazim, recognizing that God had done this for him and his people (see also 2 Samuel 5:19-20). The idols that the Philistines had brought with them, were burned at David’s command. Once again, the Philistines were in the valley and David went to God again. However, this time, God told him not to go after them in that valley. Instead, he was to go to a place that had mulberry trees. Once he heard the sound of their going, or marching, from the tops of the trees, he was to take his army against them. This would be a sign that God had gone before them to destroy the Philistines. David followed the commandments of God, and they were able to defeat the Philistines (see also 2 Samuel 5:22-25). Then the fame of David spread to all the nations and others feared him.

The message of faith and trust in God rather than in the arm of the flesh, that is found in this story of David, is such a good example to us today. David had already shown that he was a skilled fighter and leader of armies. He had grown in these talents over the years and had been continually successful in it. However, he was meek in his own power and in humility, turned to the Lord for guidance, knowing that God would help him if it was the right thing to do. God blesses the meek and humble with the power to overcome their challenges. It may not happen in the timing or way that we would expect. I imagine that David’s wisdom would not have led him to listen from the trees before attacking the Philistines. I don’t imagine that this was how he had initially expected to have victory over his enemies. However, it was God’s wisdom and it proved successful. We will be greatly blessed if we can demonstrate a level of faith and trust in God compared with our own challenges in life.

Notes on Patience – An Abundance of the Spirit

Patience is something that is tested in my life every day, as I am sure it is for most of us. I thought that perhaps it would be a good idea for me to begin a study that was a bit more in depth so that I could know how to gain a self-mastery that I do not have right now. I hope that my readers will enjoy following this series of posts on patience and that it may help someone else out there, as much as it has helped me. To see more posts, check out Notes on Patience

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23)

And the remission of sins bringeth meekness, and lowliness of heart; and because of meekness and lowliness of heart cometh the visitation of the Holy Ghost, which Comforter filleth with hope and perfect love, which love endureth by diligence unto prayer, until the end shall come, when all the saints shall dwell with God. (Moroni 8:26)

  • If I am patient, I will be blessed with the spirit more abundantly in my life. The spirit is long-suffering, meek and temperate, so I need these qualities more, in order to have the spirit with me. I love to feel the spirit in my life and it is something I pray daily to have. If I seek to be more patient, I know I will have this blessing in my life more often. The blessing of the spirit will help me to be able to more patiently endure to the end.
  • Notes on Patience – Comforting Others

    Patience is something that is tested in my life every day, as I am sure it is for most of us. I thought that perhaps it would be a good idea for me to begin a study that was a bit more in depth so that I could know how to gain a self-mastery that I do not have right now. I hope that my readers will enjoy following this series of posts on patience and that it may help someone else out there, as much as it has helped me. To see more posts, check out Notes on Patience

    And the office of thy calling shall be for a comfort unto my servant, Joseph Smith, Jun., thy husband, in his afflictions, with consoling words, in the spirit of meekness. (D&C 25:5)

  • I have the calling to be a righteous wife and mother. As such, my consoling words and meekness of attitude can help my family members to be patient through their own trials. I have the duty and ability to support and comfort them so that we all might be blessed. Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, of the Quorum of the Twelve, said the following:

    Patience with family members and others who are close to us is vital for us to have happy homes. However, we often seem more willing to be courteous and polite with strangers than with those in our own family circles. For some reason, criticism, sharp language, and quarreling too often seem to be acceptable at home but not away from home. Husbands, be patient with your wives; and wives, be patient with your husbands. Don’t expect perfection. Find agreeable ways to work out the differences that arise. . . . Parents, be patient with your children. Read to your little children and help them with their schoolwork, even if you need to tell or show them the same thing many times. Elder Richard L. Evans said, “If they find that they can trust us with their trivial questions, they may later trust us with more weighty ones” (Ensign, May 1971, p. 12). Capitalize on their natural curiosity and help them develop a love for learning. Teach them the principles of the gospel in simple terms. Be patient with them if they disturb family home evening or family prayers. Convey to them the reverence you feel for the gospel, Church leaders, and the Savior.

    A family is strengthened when patience is used in the home. (Patience, A Key to Happiness)

  • Exodus Chapter 2

    The children of Israel had been in bondage to the Pharaoh’s of Egypt for many years. In the previous chapter, it was learned that Pharaoh was afraid of the power and strength of the Israelites, so he had commanded the death of all the Israelite baby boys. The book of Exodus continues as follows:

    1 And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.
    2 And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.
    3 And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river’s brink.
    4 And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.

    A Levite couple had a son, who they were able to hide for the first three months of his life. Then the wife made an “ark”, which I think was like a basket, and put the baby in the basket and put it in the water. The baby’s sister watched over the basket to see what would happen to it. I cannot even imagine the feelings of the Israelite women when they would learn they had had baby boys. How heartbreaking it must have been to know their babies were going to be hunted. This mother must have been very brave to first hide her infant for 3 months, or at least hide that it was a boy, and then to place him in the water, not knowing what might happen to him there. She must have known that this was a better chance for a life, than being found and drowned in the water as other Israelite boys were, and trusted that the Lord would provide a way. How painful it must have been to give him up to the elements like this.

    5 And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river’s side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.
    6 And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews’ children.
    7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh’s daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?
    8 And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child’s mother.
    9 And Pharaoh’s daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it.
    10 And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.

    Pharaoh’s daughter went to the water to bathe and she found the basket. She found the Levite baby in the basket. Even though she recognized the crying baby as a Hebrew child, she had compassion and decided to keep him. She had her maid find the baby’s mother to be his nurse, which she did. When the boy was old enough, his mother took him to Pharaoh’s daughter to be raised as her son. She named him Moses which to according to the footnote, meant to beget, or to have a child. What a blessing this was for Moses and his family. The odds that the daughter of Pharaoh, who could command others to follow her will, would be the one person to find the basket and then would decide to save this infant even though he was a hebrew, is a miracle. To be the mother of Moses, and to find out that not only was your baby okay, but that you would be allowed to nurse him and watch over him until he was weaned, would have been amazing I am sure. I am also pretty sure it was much easier to give him to Pharaoh’s daughter, knowing that he would be kept safe and given all the blessings that life could have afforded him. Moses’ mother must have known that he would not be made to serve as all the other Hebrews were, and that his life would be much greater than she could offer to him at that point. I wonder if inspiration led her decisions through this difficult time as a mother. I think it would be interesting to know how his mother felt and to see what kind of woman she was. All I can figure, is that she must have been a woman of great faith in the face of great adversity.

    11 And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren.
    12 And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.
    13 And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow?
    14 And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is known.
    15 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well.
    16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock.
    17 And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.
    18 And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is it that ye are come so soon to day?
    19 And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the flock.
    20 And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? why is it that ye have left the man? call him, that he may eat bread.
    21 And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.
    22 And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.

    Moses grew up and as he watched over the burdens of his brothers, he saw one of them being beaten by an Egyptian. I gather that he knew he was Hebrew heritage even though he was raised by an Egyptian, which I had not realized before. I thought he did not know until he was grown. In any case, when no one was looking, Moses killed the Egyptian and hid his body. It became known among the Hebrews, who did not seem to appreciate what he had done for them. Moses feared for his life because of what he had done. Pharaoh heard what Moses had done and sought to kill him for it. Moses ran away from Pharaoh, to the land of Midian. The daughters of the Midian priest came to the well where Moses was, so that they might water their flocks. As a sidenote, the footnote says that the priest, Reuel, was a descendant of Abraham as well, through Abraham’s wife named Keturah. Later in Exodus, it calls the priest by the name of Jethro. There were shepherds at the well, who tried to send the girls away, but Moses helped them and watered their flocks for them. The girls returned to their father and told him what had happened. Their father, asked where Moses was so that he could offer to feed him, probably a common gesture for helping protect one’s family. Moses stayed with the priest and married his daughter Zipporah. They had a son named Gershom and we learn in later scriptures that he had a second son as well.

    This story of Moses is found throughout several passages of scripture in the Bible. In these verses, we learn that he cared for his hebrew brothers even though he was raised by Egyptians. Here it seems as though Moses’ initial intentions with the Egyptian man, was to kill him, but I have to wonder if he intended to stop him and perhaps hurt him, but that the death was not his intention. Another passage related to what happened seems to portray it as less than intentional. In Acts 7 we read the following:

    24 And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended him, and avenged him that was oppressed, and smote the Egyptian:
    25 For he supposed his brethren would have understood how that God by his hand would deliver them: but they understood not.

    This seems to say that he fought in defense of the Hebrew, supposing that the Hebrews would see that he was able to help them. I don’t think that Moses would have intentionally killed someone and turned out to become the man and prophet he eventually became. Rather, Moses was a man who would defend his brothers from the pain that was being inflicted upon them.

    In the verses in Exodus chapter 2, we see again the desire in Moses to help those in need. He was a man of compassion. Just as he had done with the hebrew in Egypt, Moses defended the daughters of the Midian priest when they were being oppressed by others. We learn more of Moses in verses such as Number 12:3, which reads, “(Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)” He was meeker than other men of his time. In Acts chapter 7 we read the following about Moses:

    22 And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.
    23 And when he was full forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren the children of Israel.
    24 And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended him, and avenged him that was oppressed, and smote the Egyptian:
    25 For he supposed his brethren would have understood how that God by his hand would deliver them: but they understood not.
    26 And the next day he shewed himself unto them as they strove, and would have set them at one again, saying, Sirs, ye are brethren; why do ye wrong one to another?
    27 But he that did his neighbour wrong thrust him away, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge over us?
    28 Wilt thou kill me, as thou diddest the Egyptian yesterday?
    29 Then fled Moses at this saying, and was a stranger in the land of Madian, where he begat two sons.

    Moses was a wise man, because he had been taught as a child of Egyptian royalty would have been taught. I believe that he was able and willing to be inspired by the spirit. It says that “it came into his heart to visit his brethren”, which I am taking to mean that he was inspired to go out and see them. Being raised as Egyptian royalty, I am sure not many of his adoptive family would go out and see how the Hebrews were doing. He must have felt the whisperings of the spirit and followed them. After killing the Egyptian, he came to some of the Hebrews who seemed to have been fighting with one another. He tried to be the peacemaker between these men, who turned their frustration and possible fears upon Moses.

    Later, we read the following passage found in Hebrews 11:

    24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;
    25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
    26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
    27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

    Faith is a Sunrise

    Here it teaches us that Moses was a man of faith. Even though Pharaoh could have killed him for it, he denied his adoptive family as his and turned to his Hebrew heritage. He could have continued to live a life of luxury in Egypt, but instead he left his Egyptian lifestyle and family. He chose instead to accept his Hebrew blood and the hope of blessings through the Lord. Moses was indeed a great man and he had some great qualities, which made him perfect for his mission to lead the children of Israel from bondage. He was a chosen prophet of the Lord and is a great example to us of Christ-like qualities that we should be striving to have.

    Exodus chapter 2 continues as follows:

    23 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.
    24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
    25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.

    Meanwhile, Pharaoh died and the Israelites cried to God for help out of their bondage. God heard their cries and remembered the covenant He had made with their ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. They had been promised that their posterity would be led out of bondage and returned to their promised land. It was’t that God had forgotten his promise, but that he was aware of them and it was time to fulfill a portion of the promises made to their ancestors. They would soon be delivered form bondage.

    God is always there for His people. The children of Israel were there in bondage for quite some time, but not without the loving care of a Father in Heaven. They were not left alone in their trials. I am sure that they continued to have the weight of their suffering made to feel as less than it was, according to their individual faith. In the perfect timing of the Lord, Moses was brought along, protected and guided to become the prophet of the Lord. He was preserved and prepared to be the man to lead them from the life of bondage in Egypt. I am so grateful for the living prophets we have today. I know that they are called to lead us out of our own bondage as well. I believe that God loves us just as he loved the Israelites in ancient times and I know that He desires for all his children to follow the prophet to safety and eventually to return to be with Him again.

    Notes on Patience – Hope in the Blessings to Come

    Patience is something that is tested in my life every day, as I am sure it is for most of us. I thought that perhaps it would be a good idea for me to begin a study that was a bit more in depth so that I could know how to gain a self-mastery that I do not have right now. I hope that my readers will enjoy following this series of posts on patience and that it may help someone else out there, as much as it has helped me. To see more posts, check out Notes on Patience

    35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.
    36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. (Hebrews 10:35-36)

    But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. (Psalms 37:11; see also Matthew 5:5 and 3 Nephi 12:5)

  • Having the hope in the blessings to come, means acting upon the promptings of the spirit and living according to the will of God. If I do the will of God to the best of my ability and understanding, I must have patience for the reward. Having patience, shows my faith that God will keep His word. Having patience in trials is to become meek, and if I am meek, I will be more willing to do the will of God. It is promised that those who are meek will inherit the earth and great peace. I have hope in these blessings. (see also Guide the Scriptures Meekness)

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