Book of Commandments, 1833

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the season thereof, is made for the benefit and the  use of man, both to please the eye, and to gladden  the heart:
29 Yea, for food and for raiment, for taste, and  for smell, to strengthen the body, and to enliven the  soul.
30 And it pleaseth God that he hath given all  these things unto man:
31 For unto this end were they made, to be used  with judgment, not to excess, neither by extortion:
32 And in nothing doth man offend God, or against  none is his wrath kindled, save those who confess  not his hand in all things, and obey not his com mandments.
33 Behold this is according to the law and the  prophets:
34 Wherefore trouble me no more concerning this  matter, but learn that he who doeth the works of  righteousness, shall receive his reward, even peace in  this world, and eternal life in the world to come.
35 I the Lord have spoken it and the spirit bear eth record. Amen.
 
Chapter 61 • Revelation, 8 August 1831 [D&C 60]
CHAPTER LXI.
 
A Revelation to the elders of the church, given in  Zion, August, 1831.
BEHOLD, thus saith the Lord unto the elders  of his church, who are to return speedily to  the land from whence they come.
2 Behold it pleaseth me, that you have come up  hither;
3 But with some I am not well pleased, for they [p. 142]
the season thereof, is made for the benefit and the use of man, both to please the eye, and to gladden the heart:
29 Yea, for food and for raiment, for taste, and for smell, to strengthen the body, and to enliven the soul.
30 And it pleaseth God that he hath given all these things unto man:
31 For unto this end were they made, to be used with judgment, not to excess, neither by extortion:
32 And in nothing doth man offend God, or against none is his wrath kindled, save those who confess not his hand in all things, and obey not his commandments.
33 Behold this is according to the law and the prophets:
34 Wherefore trouble me no more concerning this matter, but learn that he who doeth the works of righteousness, shall receive his reward, even peace in this world, and eternal life in the world to come.
35 I the Lord have spoken it and the spirit beareth record. Amen.
 
Chapter 61 • Revelation, 8 August 1831 [D&C 60]
CHAPTER LXI.
 
A Revelation to the elders of the church, given in Zion, August, 1831.
BEHOLD, thus saith the Lord unto the elders of his church, who are to return speedily to the land from whence they come.
2 Behold it pleaseth me, that you have come up hither;
3 But with some I am not well pleased, for they [p. 142]
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