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February 11, 2021 - The Doctrine & Covenants

There’s these passages in the Doctrine and Covenants where we will learn a lot about the mercy of the Lord, about the Savior’s Atonement and what it took for Him to do the things that He did and what it means for us in our lives, not only in terms of being forgiven of sin, but to help us get through the trials we face.

Matthew Godfrey, Article in Church News about studying the Doctrine & Covenants, February 10, 2021

The D&C is interesting to read because it's not a series of stories or a narrative like the Bible or Book of Mormon are. There aren't characters to follow. It captures attention differently.

You have to research beforehand the context of each section to understand the background and why the Prophet is asking what he's asking. Then also to understand why the Lord responded the way He did.

You almost need another book or manual to follow along, like The Saints, or another manual to truly grasp the message to you personally at any given time.

When I read the D&C, it allows me to better input myself and my life into the revelations in each section. As if the Lord is talking to me directly. I try to do that in all the scriptures but it seems easier in the D&C, for some reason. And, to better understand what He needs me to hear, I don't just read, I understand the context behind it. I better understand and apply that way anyway. It also helps that we're studying the D&C this year. 🤗

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