The Lord rebukes those he loves

" . . . He that will not bear chastisement is not worthy of my kingdom." (D&C 136:31.)

In speaking of heeding the still, small voice, Bishop Henry B. Eyring, then-first counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, said during the April 1991 general conference: "You mustn't be surprised if the instruction seems accompanied with what you feel as a rebuke."You might prefer that God simply tell you how well you are doing. But He loves you, wants you to be with Him, and knows you must have a mighty change in your heart, through faith on the Lord Jesus Christ, humble repentance, and the making and keeping of sacred covenants. As you have listened to God's servants here, you have felt pricked in your heart to do something. You could react with a hard heart: `Why is an imperfect man telling me to repent?' Or you could hear instead the loving invitation of your Heavenly Father, who delighted in you when you were with Him, and delights in the prospect that you will accept His loving correction."


Articles on this page may be used in conjunction with the Gospel Doctrine course of study.

Information compiled by Julie A. Dockstader, Greg Hill and John L. Hart.

Sources: The Holy Temple by Elder Boyd K. Packer; Temples of the Most High by N. B. Lundwall; Sacred Truths of the Doctrine and Covenants by Leaun G. Otten and C. Max Caldwell; and the April 1991 general conference report.

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