Doctrine and Covenants 90:24

Search diligently, pray always, and be believing, and all things shall work together for your good, if ye walk uprightly and remember the covenant wherewith ye have covenanted one with another.


Neill F. Marriott

What is the scriptural or historical context of this scripture:

A revelation to Joseph Smith giving council to members to help build leadership in the church.

Thoughts about this scripture:

"All things shall work together for your good" it doesn't say, "All things will work out as you want." or "All things will work out right now." Or tomorrow. But it says they will work "for your good." And these are "good" in the eyes of the Lord.

There are times in our lives where we make plans and think we know what we need. And there are often times when our ideas lack the perspective of the Lord. If we had to choose to have things work out the way we wanted, and get the consequences that naturally flowed from that, or have things work out the way the Lord wanted for our good, and the consequences of that, which would we choose?

After a moment of swallowing our own pride, we realize that the Lord has such a bigger and better perspective of what is for our own good, that we should humbly accept his will. Pride is the only thing that stops me from doing this immediately, and I don't think this is unique to me.

How does this strengthen my testimony

The Lord promises great blessings. And to obtain them he asks for us to do simple things. "Search diligently, pray always, and be believing" and "walk uprightly and remember the covenant" are the requirements.

- Search, refers to reading his word in the holy scriptures.
- Pray always, we need to always be open to his communication.
- Be believing, having faith and taking the world for its best possibilities.
- Walk uprightly, being honest and good examples to others and even to ourselves.
- Remember the covenant, keeping our duties and promises in the forefront of our minds and attitude.