Sunday, May 4, 2008

How great shal be your joy

We had General Priesthood Meeting this morning with the Stake. President Smith gave a wonderful sermon about missionary work and capped it off with a discussion about Doctrine and Covenants 18:10-16
10 Remember the aworth of bsouls is great in the sight of God;
11 For, behold, the Lord your aRedeemer suffered bdeath in the flesh; wherefore he csuffered the dpain of all men, that all men might repent and ecome unto him.
12 And he hath arisen again from the dead, that he might bring all men unto him, on conditions of brepentance.
13 And how great is his ajoy in the bsoul that crepenteth!
14 Wherefore, you are called to acry repentance unto this people.
15 And if it so be that you should labor all your days in crying repentance unto this people, and bring, save it be one asoul unto me, how great shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of my Father!
16 And now, if your joy will be great with one soul that you have brought unto me into the akingdom of my Father, how great will be your bjoy if you should bring many csouls unto me!

As we discussed this the term "joy" became very prominent and I remembered 2nd Nephi 2:25, so putting them together,
Adam fell that men might be, and men are that they might labor all your days in crying repentance unto this people, and bring, [souls] unto [Him]. Then we talked about the same things in priesthood just a few hours later, isn't it amazing how things tend to fall in line.

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