Sabbath Day Thoughts


Sabbath Day Thoughts

“There is a growing tendency throughout the land to disregard the observance of the Sabbath day. The command: ‘Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy,’ is as much the law today as when it was given to Israel on Mount Sinai.”—President Joseph F. Smith

“And that thou mayest more fully keep thyself unspotted from the world, thou shalt go to the house of prayer and offer up thy sacraments upon my holy day;

“For verily this is a day appointed unto you to rest from your labors, and to pay thy devotions unto the Most High;

“Nevertheless thy vows shall be offered up in righteousness on all days and at all times;

“But remember that on this, the Lord’s day, thou shalt offer thine oblations and thy sacraments unto the Most High, …

“And on this day thou shalt do none other thing, only let thy food be prepared with singleness of heart that thy fasting may be perfect, or, in other words, that thy joy may be full.” D&C 59:9–13

[illustrations] Illustrated by Jerry Thompson