“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” —2 Peter 1:4
“Our Heavenly Father’s great plan of happiness includes the doctrine, the ordinances, the covenants, and the exceeding great and precious promises whereby we can become partakers of the divine nature. His plan defines our eternal identity and the pathway we must follow to learn, change, grow, and ultimately dwell with Him forever.” —David A. Bednar
This Day in LDS History
1792: William Marks, later Nauvoo’s highly influential Stake president, is born in Rutland, Vermont.
1831: Oliver Cowdery and John Whitmer leave Kirtland, Ohio, for Independence, Missouri, to publish the Book of Commandments, which contains Joseph Smith’s revelations. Because of mob action, however, the volume is never completed.
1993: After ninety-six years, the statue of Brigham Young is moved from the intersection of South Temple and Main streets in Salt Lake City, Utah, to a location eighty-two feet to the north.
1996: President Gordon B. Hinckley breaks ground for the Recife Brazil Temple.