Sunday, October 2, 2016

Today's Favorite Verse: D&C 135:3

Today's Favorite Verse: Doctrine & Covenants 135:3
"Joseph Smith, the Prophet and Seer of the Lord, has done more, save Jesus only, for the salvation of men in this world, than any other man that ever lived in it. In the short space of twenty years, he has brought forth the Book of Mormon, which he translated by the gift and power of God, and has been the means of publishing it on two continents; has sent the fulness of the everlasting gospel, which it contained, to the four quarters of the earth; has brought forth the revelations and commandments which compose this book of Doctrine and Covenants, and many other wise documents and instructions for the benefit of the children of men; gathered many thousands of the Latter-day Saints, founded a great city, and left a fame and name that cannot be slain. He lived great, and he died great in the eyes of God and his people; and like most of the Lord's anointed in ancient times, has sealed his mission and his works with his own blood; and so has his brother Hyrum. In life they were not divided, and in death they were not separated!"

This chapter gives the details of the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith, and his brother Hyrum Smith. All I could think about was the hymn "Praise to the Man".  I am told in Matthew 7:20 "Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them." As I look at the fruits of Joseph Smith I know that they are all good. I am grateful for what his life has done for mine. So grateful to have the spirit testify to me he was indeed a Prophet of God. 

Day 554

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