D&C 88:21-25

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Verses 21-22[edit]

  • We sometimes speak of being sanctified through obedience to law, but verse 21 speaks of being sanctified through the law. Is that any different? If so, how so? If not, why not?
  • Why do you suppose the Lord speak of abiding a law rather than obeying a law?

Lexical notes[edit]

Verse 22[edit]

"Abide" means "wait for," "be prepared for," "endure," or "sustain."


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Verse 22[edit]

  • Larry W. Gibbons, "Wherefore, Settle This in Your Hearts," Ensign, Nov 2006, pp. 102–4. Elder Gibbons states: "Commandments are not given to burden or restrict us. Rather, they are guideposts from an all-wise Heavenly Father to keep us out of trouble, to bring us a fulness of happiness in this life, and to bring us safely back home to Him... Brothers and sisters, keeping the commandments makes all the difference in this life and in the next. To be worthy of the celestial kingdom and the joy that is there, we must keep the commandments!"

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