Understanding the Scriptures
Doctrine and Covenants 92:1—United Order
InDoctrine and Covenants 92, the term “united order” refers to a group of men the Lord called to work together to solve the debt problems of the Church (D&C 82:11–19). These men covenanted to live the law of consecration and do all they could to raise the money necessary to free the Church from debt. The group was also called the “united firm” in some of the minutes of their meetings. Although they were not entirely successful, the instructions the Lord gave this group—found in several sections of the Doctrine and Covenants—help us better understand the law of consecration and the blessings it holds for those who are obedient. InDoctrine and Covenants 92, the Lord commanded that Frederick G. Williams, who had been recently called as a counselor to the Prophet Joseph Smith (D&C 90:6), be received as a member of this order.
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A as you studyDoctrine and Covenants 92.
Give an Example
The following are some opportunities to serve in the Church. For each one, give an example of what a person who held the calling might do in order to be a “lively member,” as the Lord counseled inDoctrine and Covenants 92:2.
A Primary teacher for seven-year-old children
A junior companion to a home teacher
The president of the Beehive class
A member of the ward youth service committee
The neighbor to an elderly couple