Lesson 14: The Law of Consecration

Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Class Member Study Guide, (1999), 9–10


Reading assignment: Doctrine and Covenants 42:30–42; 51; 78; 82; 104:11–18; Our Heritage, page 26.

In February 1831, soon after the Saints began to gather in Kirtland, Ohio, the Lord revealed that they should begin to live the law of consecration. To consecrate means to set apart or dedicate something to the Lord’s service.

The law of consecration is an organized way in which individuals consecrate their time, talents, and possessions to the Church to build the Lord’s kingdom and serve His children.

  • What do you think could be some of the blessings of living in a community where people lived the law of consecration?

  • As Saints of God, we must be prepared and willing to live the law of consecration in its fulness. But we do not need to wait for a future day to consecrate our lives to the Lord. In what ways can you live the law of consecration in your life today?

Scripture Chain: The Law of Consecration