“My son, give ear to my words, for I say unto you, even as I said unto Helaman, that inasmuch as ye shall keep the commandments of God ye shall prosper in the land; and inasmuch as ye will not keep the commandments of God ye shall be cut off from his presence.” –
“God’s commandments are not given to frustrate us or to become obstacles to our happiness. Just the opposite is true.” – Thomas S. Monson
This Day in LDS History
1831: in Fayette, New York, Joseph Smith receives Doctrine and Covenants 40, a revelation regarding the ‘fear of persecution and the cares of the world’ that cause some to reject the truth.
1834: the general public learns for the first time that Joseph Smith has bodyguards protecting him.
1985: The first branch of the Church in the West Indies Island of Antigua is organized, with Rex B. Blake as president.