Doctrine and Covenants 25:13

Wherefore, lift up thy heart and rejoice, and cleave unto the covenants which thou hast made.

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What is the scriptural or historical context of this scripture:

This verse comes from a revelation Joseph received for his wife, Emma. After giving her charges and responsibilities he exhorts her to rejoice and be faithful to here covenants. These two things are bound together for all of us.

Related Scriptures

There are other times in the scriptures where we are counseled to rejoice. Acts 2:26 and Psalms 13:5 are a couple.

I also relate this to Alma 41:10 where Lehi says, "wickedness never was happiness." and I see that the converse of this is, "righteousness allways leads to happiness."