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What Blessings Do the Pure in Heart Receive?
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“What Blessings Do the Pure in Heart Receive?” Liahona, September 2021

Come, Follow Me

What Blessings Do the Pure in Heart Receive?

Doctrine and Covenants 94–97

Kirtland and the First Temple

Illustration by Dan Burr

In these sections we learn about the Lord’s command to the early Saints to build a temple.

“The Pure in Heart … Shall See God”

In section 97, the Lord promises that if the Saints build a temple and keep it pure, “all the pure in heart that shall come into it shall see God” (verse 16). After quoting this verse in a general conference talk, Elder David B. Haight (1906–2004) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said:

“It is true that some have actually seen the Savior, but when one consults the dictionary, he learns that there are many other meanings of the word see, such as coming to know Him, discerning Him, recognizing Him and His work, perceiving His importance, or coming to understand Him.

“Such heavenly enlightenment and blessings are available to each of us.”1

In what ways have you seen God manifest Himself in the temple?

Scripture Study Activity

These scriptures describe some other blessings that come to the pure in heart:

Discussion

What do you most appreciate about being able to attend the temple?