Thursday, April 16, 2009

Make His Paths Straight

Doctrine and Covenants 33:10 Yea, open your mouths and they shall be filled, saying: Repent, repent, and prepare ye the way of the Lord, and make his paths straight; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand;

“Eastern potentates, when traveling from one part of the kingdom to another, would proclaim their coming and order their subjects to prepare the way for them by building roads where there were none, if necessary; by leveling hills and filling up depressions, and straightening out the winding paths. Semiramis, the Assyrian queen, is said to have had roads constructed especially for her journeys. In modern times the Turkish government built a good road from Jaffa to Jerusalem, when the German Emperor signified his intention of visiting the Holy City. To prepare the way of the Lord and make His paths straight is to acknowledge His sovereignty and to make all necessary preparations for His reception. He will not come to reign until all necessary preparations for His coming have been made.” (Hyrum M. Smith and Janne M. Sjodahl)

“Hear this, O Earth! The Lord will not come to reign over the righteous, in this world... until everything for the Bridegroom is ready.” (Joseph Smith, History of the Church, Vol V.,p291.)

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