‘My people must be tried in all things’

In a revelation given to Brigham Young at Winter Quarters (now Florence, Neb.), the Lord declared, "My people must be tried in all things, that they may be prepared to receive the glory that I have for them, even the glory of Zion; and he that will not bear chastisement is not worthy of my kingdom." (D&C 136:31.)

In The Doctrine and Covenants Speaks, Roy W. Doxey wrote, "The trials of present-day saints, compared with those of members of the decades following the organization of the Church, may be quite different, yet the basis for faith and devotion remains the same."Doxey quoted Heber C. Kimball, who once said: "Let me say to you, that many of you will see the time when you will have all the trouble, trial and persecution that you can stand, and plenty of opportunities to show that you are true to God and His work. . . . To meet the difficulties that are coming, it will be necessary for you to have a knowledge of the truth of this work for yourselves."


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