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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

D&C 122

In D&C 122 verse 9 we read, "Hold on thy way and the priesthood shall remain with thee; for their bounds are set, they cannot pass." What do you think the Lord means by this? "their bounds are set." Who is he talking about, and what does he mean?

What does he mean when he says "hold on thy way and the priesthood shall remain with thee?" Could he have lost the priesthood? I'm really curious about what you all think about this. Because I've never quite understood these last two verses.

He goes on to say, "Thy days are known and they years shall not be numbered less." I think he's talking about eternity here, but I'm not quite sure. What do you think?


Blogger jimcalkins said...

Perhaps it refers back to the "their" in verse 4, regarding his enemies. In conjunction with the rest of verse 9, I think it means that they could not kill Joseph until his work here was finished.
Also, just because one has been ordained to the Priesthood does not mean he is worthy of it at all times. That's why we are counselled to seek out the spirit at all times (Baptismal covenant; I look at the confirmation blessing as a commandment, not just a blessing, "Recieve the Holy Ghost," as in, invite). It'd be kinda hard to give someone a blessing after attending a Metallica concert (let alone after having committed a sin).

4/25/2006 9:25 AM  

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