Understanding the Scriptures
|From whence(v. 1)||From what place|
|Kindled(v. 2)||Provoked, stirred up|
|Bespeaketh(v. 4)||Gives evidence of or testifies to|
|Craft(v. 5)||Boat or other means of water transportation|
|Residue(v. 8)||Those remaining|
|Provoke them(v. 15)||Make them angry|
Doctrine and Covenants 60:8, 13–14—“Congregations of the Wicked”
Doctrine and Covenants 60:15—“Shake Off the Dust of Thy Feet”
the “Understanding the Scriptures” section forDoctrine and Covenants 24:15(p. 36).
Studying the Scriptures
Do one of the following activities (A–C) as you studyDoctrine and Covenants 60.
Create a Symbol
Pictures are sometimes used to represent ideas, such as on traffic signs. Consider the following ideas fromDoctrine and Covenants 60:2–4and draw a symbol that could be used to represent each one. Next to each symbol, explain how it represents the idea the Lord taught in these verses.
Ponder the Doctrine
InDoctrine and Covenants 60:1–4, the Lord expressed His anger at those who do not share the gospel because they are afraid of what others might say. What did the Lord say about Himself and the last days in verses 3–4 that should give us more courage to share the gospel with others? (Consider alsoRomans 1:16–18.)
Give an Example
InDoctrine and Covenants 60:12–17, the Lord spoke to those who desired to gather to Zion in Jackson County, Missouri. From your reading of those verses, complete the following statements to show how the Lord’s counsel applies today:
We avoid wrath and strife when we …
We idle away our time when we …
We bury our talents when we …