The Debate Finisher on Sleep from D&C 123

D&C says go to bed early and wake early, but what are the specifics?

Another D&C 123:12-17 says we are to wear out our lives in uncovering truth:

Another D&C 123:12-17 says we are to wear out our lives in uncovering truth:

“12 For there are many yet on the earth among all sects, parties, and denominations, who are blinded by the subtle craftiness of men, whereby they lie in wait to deceive, and who are only kept from the truth because they know not where to find it—

13 Therefore, that we should waste and wear out our lives in bringing to light all the hidden things of darkness, wherein we know them; and they are truly manifest from heaven—

14 These should then be attended to with great earnestness.

15 Let no man count them as small things; for there is much which lieth in futurity, pertaining to the saints, which depends upon these things.

16 You know, brethren, that a very large ship is benefited very much by a very small helm in the time of a storm, by being kept workways with the wind and the waves.

17 Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed.”


This is the key! We are to exhaust ourselves in this intense focus on finding & sharing truth!

Surely this verse implies that as we “don’t run faster than we have strength”, we must check ourselves, and see what we are really made of. So much of our “tiredness” is psychological, and we must learn to push through.

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