Understanding the Scriptures
Doctrine and Covenants 30
|Expedient(v. 5)||Appropriate, desirable|
|Be you afflicted in all his afflictions(v. 6)||Stay by him and share in all his trials|
Doctrine and Covenants 30:1–2—“Persuaded by Those Whom I Have Not Commanded”
David Whitmer, along with the rest of his family, had been deceived by the false revelations received by Hiram Page (D&C 28).
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A as you studyDoctrine and Covenants 30.
How Might This Apply to You?
Doctrine and Covenants 30contains the counsel the Lord gave through the Prophet Joseph Smith to David Whitmer (25 years old), Peter Whitmer Jr. (21 years old), and John Whitmer (28 years old). Review this section and answer the following questions:
What did the Lord say to the Whitmers about fear?
Read verses 1–2 as if the Lord were speaking to you. What would you want to do to make sure you do not make those mistakes?