Understanding the Scriptures
Doctrine and Covenants 48
|Mode of procedure(section heading)||Planned method|
|Procuring(section heading)||Obtaining, buying|
|Your places of abode(v. 1)||Your homes|
|Suitable to your circumstances(v. 1)||Best for your needs|
|Impart(v. 2)||Give, share|
|Eastern brethren(v. 2)||Church members coming from New York and Pennsylvania to Ohio|
Doctrine and Covenants 48:6—The Gathering Takes Place under the Direction of the First Presidency
We need not be deceived regarding the gathering of the Saints or the building of Zion in the latter days. As President Harold B. Lee said: “The Lord has clearly placed the responsibility for directing the work of gathering in the hands of the leaders of the Church, to whom He will reveal His will where and when such gatherings would take place in the future. … [Church members] should not be disturbed in their feelings until such instruction is given to them as it is revealed by the Lord to the proper authority” (Ye Are the Light of the World, 167).
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A as you studyDoctrine and Covenants 48.
Find the Answers
ReadDoctrine and Covenants 48heading, 1–6 and answer the following questions:
What did the Lord say that indicated the final gathering place for the Saints would not be Kirtland, Ohio?
What did the Lord tell the Saints to do?
What would they use their money for?