D&C 38: 30 but if ye are prepared ye shall not fear.
- The Righteous Love the Truth
2 Nephi 9:40 I know that the words of truth are hard against all uncleanness; but the righteous fear them not, for they love the truth and are not shaken.
· Matthew 5:45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
- Job, Joseph Smith, and even Jesus Christ himself were not immune.
Righteousness brings blessings but it does NOT make us immune to the challenges and dangers of life.
- Every single stripling warrior was injured, some very severely.
- Pick any amazing person you know. Why are they so amazing?
- What, then, is our protection? Why do the righteous continually prepare?
It isn’t that our food will save us. It might float out to sea in a hurricane.
Alma 48: 15 And this was their afaith, that by so doing God would bprosper them in the land, or in other words, if they were faithful in keeping the commandments of God that he would prosper them in the land; yea, warn them to flee, or to prepare for war, according to their danger;
D&C 123: 17 Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us acheerfully bdo all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the csalvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed.
- We know and trust God
Enos 1:6 And I, Enos, knew that God could not lie; wherefore, my guilt was swept away.
1 Nephi 17: 50 And I said unto them: aIf God had commanded me to do all things I could do them. If he should command me that I should say unto this water, be thou earth, it should be earth; and if I should say it, it would be done. 51 And now, if the Lord has such great power, and has wrought so many miracles among the children of men, how is it that he cannot ainstruct me, that I should build a ship?
May the Lord bless you as you build your ship of preparedness and peace. Let’s build together.
Love, Your Sister, DarEll (Sis. Hoskisson)