...and they shall enter into the joy of these things
By confidence
10/6/2011 10:32:17 AM
Doctrine and Covenants 70:15 — Now, this commandment I give unto my servants for their benefit while they remain, for a manifestation of my blessings upon their heads, and for a reward of their diligence and for their security;

Doctrine and Covenants 70:16 — For food and for raiment; for an inheritance; for houses and for lands, in whatsoever circumstances I, the Lord, shall place them, and whithersoever I, the Lord, shall send them.

Doctrine and Covenants 70:17 — For they have been faithful over many things, and have done well inasmuch as they have not sinned.

Doctrine and Covenants 70:18 — Behold, I, the Lord, am merciful and will bless them, and they shall enter into the joy of these things. Even so. Amen.

I was actually reading scriptures today (ADHD makes this not so easy to stick with)! I read all of Ruth.

I thought it was interesting that it seems like Ruth probably prayed to see what she should do, and decided to stay with Naomi. Now, I noticed that Naomi was bitter from losing her husband and sons. Ruth doesn't seem bitter about losing her husband and having no children with him. Boaz was probably told by the Spirit what a great person Ruth was. I liked the verse from Boaz that said, "The Lord recompense thy work, and a full areward be given thee of the Lord God of Israel, under whose bwings thou art come to trust." The reference for wings is refuge - meaning refuge with Heavenly Father. I feel like that is where we are at. We are trusting the Lord with our decision to stay with our husbands through this. We are trusting Heavenly Father, and have refuge in him. We will be rewarded because of our faith. The scripture link for "reward" is D&C 70:15 (see above).

Just wanted to share. It blessed me today. :)


cool thought    
"thanks for sharing. i will have to mark that"
posted at 00:19:32 on October 10, 2011 by skyteamst90

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"I have come to know that thoughts, like water, will stay on course if we make a place for them to go. Otherwise, our thoughts follow the course of least resistance, always seeking the lower levels. Probably the greatest challenge and the most difficult thing you will face in mortal life is to learn to control your thoughts. In the Bible it says, as a man ‘thinketh in his heart, so is he’ (Prov. 23:7). One who can control his thoughts has conquered himself. As you learn to control your thoughts, you can overcome habits, even degrading personal habits. You can gain courage, conquer fear, and have a happy life. "

— Boyd K. Packer

BYU, Speeches of the Year, 26 Sept. 1967