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#32A Scriptures for the Latter Days Genesis 24:1Matt13:10

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I love the scriptures!! Review: Wow, what a beautiful time in the scriptures.In Genesis we read of Abraham sending his highest servant back to Abraham's homeland to get a wife for Isaac. Many things were taught here including the relationship that should exist between employee and employer; a relationship of honor and trust, one that respects the word of the person in authority and also one that clarifies expectations. The person in authority having realistic expectations such as when Abraham said that if she did not agree to go he was released from his oath. We see in Abraham a man of faith (that the angel would go before him) and one having respect for the decision of the woman, not just expecting her to come along, but giving her that freedom to choose. We see his servant clarifying to God who would be this woman his master sought. Here was wisdom in confirming that the woman would be kind and honorable as well. So blind faith does not seem to be what was happening here. There was reasoning on the part of each individual with respect for the freedom of each to choose and with respect for the frailities of man, i.e. when Abraham would not allow that his son return among his kindred. In Matthew we read how the disciples asked the Savior why he spoke in parables. Because having ears they hear not and eyes they see not. How is this? Without the act of faith and belief in our personal worthiness to receive instruction from God we close off our ability to understand the simple teachings of the gospel. To exercise faith we must believe that we are worthy to receive and that can sometimes take great effort. I believe that part of this comes from making wrong choices in our lives and I also believe it can come from how we were treated in our infancy and youth as well as how our mothers dealt with life and their self-images when we were conceived. An example is how, at the beginning, we spoke of how easy it is to not read the scriptures.

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