Saturday, May 7, 2016

Today's Favorite Verse: Ether 13:2, 20-22

Today's Favorite Verse: Ether 13:2, 20-22
"For behold, they rejected all the words of Ether; for he truly told them of all things, from the beginning of man; and that after the waters had receded from off the face of this land it became a choice land above all other lands, a chosen land of the Lord; wherefore the Lord would have that all men should serve him who dwell upon the face thereof;
And in the second year the word of the Lord came to Ether, that he should go and prophesy unto Coriantumr that, if he would repent, and all his household, the Lord would give unto him his kingdom and spare the people - 
Otherwise they should be destroyed, and all his household save it were himself. And he should only live to see the fulfilling of the prophecies which had been spoken concerning another people receiving the land for their inheritance; and Coriantumr should receive a burial by them; and every soul should be destroyed save it were Coriantumr."

This choice beautiful land that I live on is the land Ether and Coriantumr lived on. The covenant to maintain ownership of it is that we are righteous and serve the God of this land. How Ether must have mourn to see what was coming to his nation. How I mourn knowing my nation is on this same path of destruction. We must serve the God of this land or will be swept off. It is a blessed and holy land, a land for the protection of his people. The stability of the United States has long waved a banner of safety to the world. Now it is a nation to be mocked for those it has chosen as its leaders. As much as I mourn for our nation I know people can repent. The Lord's arms are always stretched out to us, waiting for our return. I so pray we will do this as a nation. It begins one person at a time. It begins with me.

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