Monday, September 19, 2016

Today's Favorite Verse: D&C 122:8

Today's Favorite Verse: Doctrine & Covenants 122:8
"The Son of Man hath descended below them all. Art thou greater than he?"

This chapter is the Lord still speaking to the Prophet Joseph Smith in the Liberty Jail. He gave him a rather terrifying list of things that could happen to him. Then tells him "Know thou, my son, that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good. The Son of Man hath descended below them all. Art thou greater than he?"

I just had to sit and ponder on what that meant. Is it saying do you think you are so good that these things can't hurt you? Do you think your better than Christ and will escape them?  What does that mean? That I have to suffer too?  Then I saw that the Son of Man descended below them all. He submitted to the Father's will. Joseph also had to submit to the Father's will. That none of us are exempt. Even our Savior Jesus Christ perfect, without sin. 

Later the Lord tells him "Fear not what man can do, for God shall be with you forever and ever." To me that would be the comfort part. Whatever you go through in doing the Father's will, he will be with you. You are never alone through all of this. With God all things are possible. With God by our side the experiences we go through, our trials, is something that will last through the eternities. 

Day 541

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