"I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine." (John
"For thus saith the Lord - I, the Lord, am merciful and gracious unto those
who fear me, and delight to honor those who serve me in righteousness and in truth
unto the end.
Great shall be their reward and eternal shall be their glory.
And to them will I reveal all mysteries, yea, all the hidden mysteries of my kingdom
from days of old, and for ages to come, will I make known unto them the good pleasure
of my will concerning all things pertaining to my kingdom.
Yea, even the wonders of eternity shall they know, and things to come will I show
them, even the things of many generations.
And their wisdom shall be great, and their understanding reach to heaven; and before
them the wisdom of the wise shall perish, and the understanding of the prudent shall
come to naught.
For by my Spirit will I enlighten them, and by my power will I make known unto them
the secrets of my will - yea, even those things which eye has not seen, nor ear
heard, nor yet entered into the heart of man."
(Doctrine and Covenants 76:5-10)
"...I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but
by me." (John 14:6)
"And whatsoever thing persuadeth men to do good is of me; for good cometh of
none save it be of me. I am the same that leadeth men to all good; he that will
not believe my words will not believe me - that I am; and he that will not believe
me will not believe the Father who sent me. For behold, I am the Father, I am the
light, and the life, and the truth of the world.
Come unto me, O ye Gentiles, and I will show unto you the greater things, the knowledge
which is hid up because of unbelief.
Come unto me, O ye house of Israel, and it shall be made manifest unto you how great
things the Father hath laid up for you, from the foundation of the world; and it
hath not come unto you, because of unbelief." (Ether 4:12-13)
"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy ladden, and I will give you
rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart:
and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
"For behold, this is my work and my glory - to bring to pass the immortality
and eternal life of man." (Moses 1:39)
"Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy."
(2 Nephi 2:25)
"Yea, all things which come of the earth, in the season thereof, are made for
the benefit and the use of man, both to please the eye and to gladden the
heart; Yea, for food and for raiment, for taste and for smell, to strengthen the
body and to enliven the soul.
And it pleaseth God that he hath given all these things unto man; for unto this
end were they made to be used, with judgment, not to excess, neither by extortion.
And in nothing doth man offend God, or against none is his wrath kindled, save those
who confess not his hand in all things, and obey not his commandments." (Doctrine
and Covenants 59:18-21)
"If ye love me, keep my commandments." (John 14:15)
"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom
of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven."
"By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to
another." (John 13:35)
"... It is
not good that the man should be alone, therefore we will form an help meet for him.
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his
wife, and they shall be one flesh." (Abraham 5:14, 18)
"Therefore, fear not, little flock; do good; let earth and hell combine against
you, for if ye are built upon my rock, they cannot prevail.
Behold, I do not condemn you; go your ways and sin no more; perform with soberness
the work which I have commanded you.
Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not."
(Doctrine and Covenants 6:34-36)
"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all things
shall be added unto you." (Matthew 6:33)
"Therefore, hold up your light that it may shine unto the world. Behold I am
the light which ye shall hold up - that which ye have seen me do. Behold ye see
that I have prayed unto the Father, and ye all have witnessed." (3 Nephi 18:24)
"And now Father, I pray unto thee for them, and also for all those who shall
believe on their words, that they may believe in me, that I may be in them as thou,
Father, art in me, that we may be one." (3 Nephi 19:23)
"And let every man esteem his brother as himself, and practise virtue and holiness
And again I say unto you, let every man esteem his brother as himself.
For what man among you having twelve sons, and is no respecter of them, and they
serve him obediently, and he saith unto the one: Be thou clothed in robes and sit
thou there; and to the other: Be thou clothed in rags and sit thou there - and looketh
upon his son and saith I am just?
Behold, this I have given unto you as a parable, and it is even as I am. I say unto
you, be one; and if ye are not one ye are not mine."
(Doctrine and Covenants 38:24-27)
"...Therefore, what manner of men ought ye to be? Verily I say unto you, even
as I am." (3 Nephi 27:27)
"And if any man shall seek to build up himself, and seeketh not my counsel,
he shall have no power, and his folly shall be manifest.
Seek ye; and keep all your pledges one with another; and covet not that which is
Keep yourselves from evil to take the name of the Lord in vain, for I am the Lord
your God, even the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob.
I am he who led the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; and my arm is stretched
out in the last days, to save my people Israel.
Cease to contend one with another; cease to speak evil one of another.
Cease drunkenness; and let your words tend to edifying one another. If thou borrowest
of thy neighbor, thou shall restore that which thou has borrowed; and if thou canst
not repay then go straightway and tell thy neighbor, lest he condemn thee.
If thou shalt find that which thy neighbor has lost, thou shalt make diligent search
till thou shalt deliver it to him again.
Thou shalt be diligent in preserving what thou hast, that thou mayest be a wise
steward; for it is the free gift of the Lord thy God, and thou art his steward.
If thou art merry, praise the Lord with singing, with music, with dancing, and with
a prayer of praise and thanksgiving.
If thou art sorrowful, call on the Lord thy God with supplication, that your souls
may be joyful." (Doctrine and Covenants 136:19-29)
"...Lift up your heads and be of good comfort, for I know of the covenant which
ye have made unto me; and I will covenant with my people and deliver them out of
And I will also ease the burdens which are put upon your shoulders, that even you
cannot feel them upon your backs, even while you are in bondage; and this will I
do that ye may stand as witnesses for me hereafter, and that ye may know of a surety
that I, the Lord God, do visit my people in their affliction." (Mosiah 24:13-14)
"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the
world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."
"He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches;
To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst
of the paradise of God." (Revelation 2:7)
"...He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death."
(Revelation 2: 11)
"...To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will
give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth
saving he that receiveth it." (Revelation 2:17)
"And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give
power over the nations." (Revelation 2:26)
"He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will
not blot out his name out of the book of life, but will confess his name before
my Father, and before his angels." (Revelation 3:5)
"Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall
go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the
city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from
my God: and I will write upon him my new name."
"To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I
also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne."
"He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he
shall be my son." (Revelation 21: 7)
* As quoted in Scriptural Convergence: Identifying the Voice of our Common
Shepherd by Armando Lopez. Reprinted by permission.