Text This Week
Teachings of the West 46: 1-14 – page 337
The kingdom is like a man traveling to a faraway place. Three servants were given the goods and were given a way to deliver these. They were given certain supplies a certain amounts according to their talent. One servant went and doubled the amount of supplies that were given to him. The second one did likewise, and doubled the profit. The last one, however, went on the journey and did not make a profit. The servants eventually ended the journey, and they gave what they had back to the master. The first one beheld him and gave him double what he had given him in the beginning. The master complimented him and called him a good and faithful servant, for he has been faithful. The one who did the same thing did likewise, and was received the same way. The last one who did not make a profit off of it gave him the same as he was given in the beginning. That servant was afraid of losing it and did not barter with it because he did not want to be chastised for taking a chance and losing on it. For everyone that has shall be given, and given in abundance, but for those who have not anything will have everything taken away. Do not live your life by wasting it, rather, take every breath you have and live to the fullest.
Treasures from the Word
- We must come to know the plan of the divine.
- We need to accept the covenant and the divine plan for what it is. We cannot change things to our will.
- How can we apply the lessons of the Christs and the Prophets to the divine plan?
- What blessings can we consider when we are following in the divine plan?
- What can we learn about the divine plan by learning more about this topic?
- What can we learn about the topic from the other readings for this week?
- We need to read and to understand the canons and all of the things that are taught by the prophets and the Christs.
Living as Epochalists
- We should know more about the words of the prophets and the Christs if we are to be able to be a good example to other people and to have other people look up to us.