In this week’s lesson of Daniel 1-6, we find two of the more famous Old Testament Stories. Despite peer pressure, and other (perhaps) justifiable reasons, four young men decided to choose the right and invite the Lord into their lives by doing so. The Lord blessed them and set a patter for us to follow: make the choice to follow the Lord and expect the miracles to follow. The new For the Strength of Youth booklet teaches us how to do just this!
In "Beyond Come Follow Me", I tell the Church history stories that relate to this week's Come Follow Me lessons. Knowing what was going on in Church history at the time, and what Joseph was praying for, can really help the revelations come to life, and help them become applicable to our own lives.
Jeremiah 30-33, 36, and Lamentations 1, 3
This week, I focus on Jeremiah chapter 36. Here the Lord tells his prophet the purpose of scriptures. An interesting story unfolds that looks a lot like a story from our own Church history. Many wonderful lessons can be learned from these stories to teach us the love and mercy of Heavenly Father in preparing a way for us to have all the blessings of the gospel.
Jeremiah set the pattern for us to follow when serving the Lord. Newel K Whitney set the same example for us. Follow the pattern and example of these two men, and heeding the Lord’s words in D&C 4, we too can serve the Lord and accomplish the work He sent us to do.
In Isaiah 58, we learn not HOW to fast, but WHY to fast. The Lord is so anxious to bless us with so much more. Fasting opens the opportunity for the Lord to provide us with what He knows we need most.
Register for the “Getting to Know Them” videos: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=jazxlzlab&oeidk=a07eiwzrtn863ca604d Isaiah sees the latter-day gathering of Israel. But, he also tells us WHY Israel is to be gathered, and WHO will do the gathering. We are seeing his prophecy come to pass right before our eyes!