Doctrine and Covenants 88 Part 2 and 89–92 “A Principle with Promise”
This episode is the second half of last weeks lesson and this week’s lesson about the word of wisdom and sustaining the first presidency. I’m not lying. That’s what the lesson was about.
From the manual for part 2
In the School of the Prophets, the Prophet Joseph Smith taught the elders of Israel about building God’s kingdom on earth. They discussed spiritual truths, prayed together, fasted, and prepared to preach the gospel. But there was something about the atmosphere that might seem odd to us today, and it didn’t seem right to Emma Smith either. During t he meetings, the men smoked and chewed tobacco, which wasn’t unusual for the time, but it stained the wood floors black and left a strong odor in the air. Emma shared her concerns with Joseph, and Joseph asked the Lord. The result was a revelation that went far beyond smoke and tobacco stains. It gave the Saints, for generations to come, “a principle with promise”—promises of physical health, “wisdom,” and “great treasures of knowledge” (Doctrine and Covenants 89:3, 19).
See also Saints, 1:166–68.
“… the submission of one’s will is really the only uniquely personal thing we have to place on God’s altar. The many other things we “give,” brothers and sisters, are actually the things He has already given or loaned to us. However, when you and I finally submit ourselves, by letting our individual wills be swallowed up in God’s will, then we are really giving something to Him! It is the only possession which is truly ours to give!”
“Swallowed Up in the Will of the Father”
Neal A. Maxwell
Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Synonyms for Sustain
- lend a hand
- stand by
- stick up for
- Antonyms of sustain
Including this video just for those who missed it the first time around.