March 23, 2020 – The Standard of Truth

“The Standard of Truth has been erected; no unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing; persecutions may rage, mobs may combine, armies may assemble, calumny may defame, but the truth of God will go forth boldly, nobly, and independent, till it has penetrated every continent, visited every clime, swept every country, and sounded in every ear, till the purposes of God shall be accomplished, and the Great Jehovah shall say the work is done.”

  1. The Prophet Joseph Smith, The Standard of Truth, History of the Church, Volume 4, page 540

Heavenly Father is in charge. He has this in complete control. All we have to do is trust Him and stay close to Him.

I recited The Standard of Truth every week during missionary prep before I left some 26 years ago. For about 4-5 months we recited this out loud before every meeting. I have this memorized. I still, after all these years, have this memorized.

The work of God will not stop. Even a respiratory virus won’t stop it. Things may need to be adjusted to accommodate, but this work will go forward.

We can see the work going faster, being hastened. There is an urgency to it. There’s still quite a bit of work to do yet. That makes these circumstances today very interesting. We know the work won’t slow down. It can’t. It won’t. It will go forth boldly, nobly and independent.

So, something is coming. The Lord may reveal His will, His plan in General Conference coming up. Whatever it is, we need to put our trust in Him. He knows better than we do. “Boldly” is the adjective He uses. We need to NOT be afraid. We need to step out of our comfort zones.

“Fear not what man can do, for God shall be with you forever and ever.”


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