Friday, November 20, 2015

Doctrine and Covenants 79-81

(November 7, 2015)
                The Lord’s counsel to Stephen Burnett seemingly is non-descript, but there is a lot that is packed into that short Section.  The thing that most struck my mind as I read through it today was His statement that Stephen Burnett could pick any direction because he could not go amiss.

                The implications of that are pretty astounding.  The Lord knows all things, and has placed all things where they need to be.  So it is easiest to assume the Lord knew which direction that Stephen would ultimately choose to go.  But the other possibility (which might be more interesting, although I don’t know if it is more likely) is that Stephen was going on the mission not for the coverts but for his progression and he could accomplish that progression whichever direction he went in.

                Regardless, it is an interesting thing to consider.  I don’t really think I know which is which, to be honest.

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