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“Saviours,” you say?

11/16/22 | 1 min read
A thought from the books of Amos and Obadiah.

The prophet Obadiah’s book in the Old Testament is very short, and it’s mostly about the ancient kingdom of Edom. But there’s a reference that we might find particularly relevant today: “And saviours shall come up on mount Zion ... and the kingdom shall be the Lord’s” (Obadiah 1:21).

Wait—saviors … plural?

Jesus Christ is THE Savior, of course. But anyone who helps save someone is, by definition, a “savior.” When we participate in the Lord’s work and help people make and keep covenants with God, we share—in some small, tiny way— the Savior’s work.

Remember these two teachings from President Nelson about the gathering if Israel:

  • “Anytime we do anything that helps anyone—on either side of the veil—to make and keep their covenants with God, we are helping to gather Israel.”
  • “As an essential prelude to the Second Coming of the Lord, it is the most important work in the world!”1

As the Lord says in Doctrine and Covenants 88:73, “Behold, I will hasten my work in its time.” Missionary work, family history work, temple work … all are part of gathering Israel, which gives us the opportunity to help save!

Help Save

What’s something you can do to help save someone this month?

1. Russell M. Nelson, “Let God Prevail,” general conference, April 2020.