Book of Commandments, 1833

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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in a good cause, and do many things of their own  free will, and bring to pass much righteousness:
36 For the power is in them, wherein they are  agents unto themselves.
37 And inasmuch as men do good, they shall in  no wise loose their reward.
38 But he that doeth not any thing until he is com manded, and receiveth a commandment with doubt ful heart, and keepeth it with slothfulness, the same  is damned.
39 Who am I that made man, saith the Lord,  that will hold him guiltless, that obey not my com mandments?
40 Who am I, saith the Lord, that have promised  and have not fulfilled?
41 I command and a man obeys not, I revoke  and they receive not the blessing:
42 Then they say in their hearts, this is not  the work of the Lord, for his promises are not ful filled.
43 But wo unto such, for their reward lurketh be neath, and not from above.
44 And now I give unto you further directions  concerning this land.
45 It is wisdom in me, that my servant  should be an example unto the church, in laying his  moneys before the of the church.
46 And also, this is a law unto every man that  cometh unto this land, to receive an inheritance;
47 And he shall do with his moneys according as  the law directs.
48 And it is wisdom also, that there should be  lands purchased in , for the place of  the storehouse:
49 And also for the . [p. 136]
in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness:
36 For the power is in them, wherein they are agents unto themselves.
37 And inasmuch as men do good, they shall in no wise loose their reward.
38 But he that doeth not any thing until he is commanded, and receiveth a commandment with doubtful heart, and keepeth it with slothfulness, the same is damned.
39 Who am I that made man, saith the Lord, that will hold him guiltless, that obey not my commandments?
40 Who am I, saith the Lord, that have promised and have not fulfilled?
41 I command and a man obeys not, I revoke and they receive not the blessing:
42 Then they say in their hearts, this is not the work of the Lord, for his promises are not fulfilled.
43 But wo unto such, for their reward lurketh beneath, and not from above.
44 And now I give unto you further directions concerning this land.
45 It is wisdom in me, that my servant should be an example unto the church, in laying his moneys before the of the church.
46 And also, this is a law unto every man that cometh unto this land, to receive an inheritance;
47 And he shall do with his moneys according as the law directs.
48 And it is wisdom also, that there should be lands purchased in , for the place of the storehouse:
49 And also for the . [p. 136]
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