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The LDS Daily WOOL© Archive - Doctrine and Covenants 18:10, 15-16


(11/27/02)
"The scriptural reminder that 'the worth of souls is great in the sight of God' (D&C 18:10) takes on new meaning to those involved in finding lost sheep and helping to rekindle their faith. The joy felt in heaven when a lost child is found and brought back is echoed in the hearts of faithful, caring undershepherds. These shepherds say that many who have left the fold come to realize that life without Christ is a perpetual twilight. The shepherds also speak of loving parents who pray that someone will find a prodigal son or daughter, of tears of joy and gladness at rediscovery, and of the prodigal's reawakened desire to sup again at the table of the Lord. It is a great miracle." Alexander B. Morrison, "Feed My Sheep: Leadership Ideas for Latter-day Shepherds," [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1992], p. 29

(11/28/02)
"It is because of their understanding of this doctrine of the worth of souls that our Lord's ministers go forth with all the energy and capacity they have to labor in the vineyard, pleading with men to repent and save their souls, that they may have eventual eternal joy in the Father's kingdom." Bruce R. McConkie, "Doctrinal New Testament Commentary," 3 vols. [Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1965-1973], 1:394

(11/29/02)
"Each of us and our lives are important to God. We need to be constantly aware of the fact that we are children of God. He knows us. He hears us. He loves us. His church, His truths, and His eternal dwelling places are for those who love Him, keep His commandments, and continue in His word. We need to constantly remember that faith in God is reflected in faith in oneself, and faith in oneself is manifest by one's actions." Marvin J. Ashton, "Faith in Oneself," "Faith," [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1983], p. 45

(11/30/02)
"This is our first interest as a church-to save and exalt the souls of the children of men. There is no richer program anywhere in the world than we have in the Church today for the building of men and women and providing the answers to the problems that face parents, families, and individuals. It is a program that is needed today as never before." Ezra Taft Benson, "God, Family, Country: Our Three Great Loyalties," [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1974], p. 43

(12/01/02)
"The elect will not be deceived. However, many others will be. (Matthew 24:11; Mark 13:22.) The elect who hear the living prophets will be blessed, for 'he that receiveth a prophet in the name of the prophet shall receive a prophet's reward.' (Matthew 10:41.) Since the rewards for bringing one soul to God include great joy 'with him in the kingdom of my Father,' how marvelous to contemplate one's joy with many such souls! (D&C 18:15.) Those who have stood forth and shone forth, the living prophets (and those who have received them), will, promised Daniel, 'shine as the brightness of the firmament' and 'they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.' (Daniel 12:3.) Who, in the depths of his soul, would not want to share in this, the prophet's reward?" Neal A. Maxwell, "Things As They Really Are," [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1978], p. 80


 
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