Melanie Stroud

Episode 36 God Is Not the Author of Confusion, but of Peace

September 2–8

1 Corinthians 14-16

“God Is Not the Author of Confusion, but of Peace”

Because the Church and its doctrines were relatively new in Corinth, it’s understandable that Corinthian Saints encountered confusion. Paul had previously taught them the fundamental truth of the gospel: “That Christ died for our sins … and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day” (1 Corinthians 15:3–4). But some members soon began teaching that “there is no resurrection of the dead” (1 Corinthians 15:12). Paul implored them to “keep in memory” the truths they had been taught (1 Corinthians 15:2). When we encounter conflicting opinions about gospel truths, it is good to remember that “God is not the author of confusion, but of peace” (1 Corinthians 14:33). Listening to the Lord’s appointed servants and holding to the simple truths they repeatedly teach can help us find peace and “stand fast in the faith” (1 Corinthians 16:13).

Here is the quote from Jeffrey R. Holland, Tomorrow the Lord Will Do Wonders among You.

“If we give our heart to God, if we love the Lord Jesus Christ, if we do the best we can to live the gospel, then tomorrow—and every other day—is ultimately going to be magnificent, even if we don’t always recognize it as such. Why? Because our Heavenly Father wants it to be! He wants to bless us. A rewarding, abundant, and eternal life is the very object of His merciful plan for His children! It is a plan predicated on the truth “that all things work together for good to them that love God.”10 So keep loving. Keep trying. Keep trusting. Keep believing. Keep growing. Heaven is cheering you on today, tomorrow, and forever.”

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3 thoughts on “Episode 36 God Is Not the Author of Confusion, but of Peace”

  1. The gift of prophecy comes to all. I teach 3-6 year olds in primary. I get inspiration to teach them at their level. They understand these difficult subjects. I usually get inspiration when I listen to you. Thank you.

  2. Rebecca Nakamura

    Thanks so much for your inspiring message. I I appreciate your time and effort. I always feel that I have learned something new about the scriptures that we are studying. Thanks again. Love you

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