Doctrine and Covenants 19:23
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“Doctrine and Covenants 19:23,” Liahona, January 2018

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Doctrine and Covenants 19:23

The Lord revealed to Joseph Smith some keys to receiving peace in Jesus Christ.

23 Learn of me, and listen to my words; walk in the meekness of my Spirit, and you shall have peace in me.

Learn of me

Monson, Thomas S.

“We know that this ‘teacher come from God’ [John 3:2] was more than a mere teacher. He who taught us to love the Lord our God with all our hearts, all our souls, all our strength, and all our minds, and to love our neighbor as ourselves, is the Master Teacher and the Exemplar of the perfect life. …

“When we respond to the Lord’s gentle invitation, ‘Learn of me,’ we become partakers of His divine power.”

President Thomas S. Monson, “Learn of Me,” Liahona, Mar. 2016, 4, 6.

Listen to my words

Listening is important in developing faith in Jesus Christ. “Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17).

“God’s children should learn to listen, then listen to learn from the Lord” (President Russell M. Nelson, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, “Listen to Learn,” Ensign, May 1991, 24).


Learning and listening are necessary to truly follow Jesus Christ. But they are not enough by themselves. We must also walk, or act, in accordance with what we learn and hear.

“It is always the right time to walk in His way. It is never too late” (President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, “The Way of the Disciple,” Liahona, May 2009, 78).


Being meek includes being “patient under suffering” (Guide to the Scriptures, “Meek, Meekness,” scriptures.lds.org). If we meekly endure our trials without resenting God, not only will we be converted, but He will also heal us (see D&C 112:13).

My Spirit

Meekness brings “the visitation of the Holy Ghost” (Moroni 8:26) and is a “fruit of the Spirit” (see Galatians 5:22–23).

Peace in me

Cook, Quentin L.

“Peace is not found by attaining great wealth, power, or prominence. Peace is not found in the pursuit of pleasure, entertainment, or leisure. None of these can, even when attained in abundance, create any lasting happiness or peace.

“… The Savior … is the source and author of peace. He is the ‘Prince of Peace’ [Isaiah 9:6].”

Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, “Personal Peace: The Reward of Righteousness,” Liahona, May 2013, 34.