The hastening of the Lord’s work requires His followers continuously to learn, to change and “to press forward with faith in the Savior.”
That was the counsel Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shared June 25 at the 2014 Seminar for New Mission Presidents at the Provo Utah Missionary Training Center.
The Apostle focused his message on learning and teaching in the Lord’s way. His instruction included a group discussion with several new mission presidents and their wives.
The leaders of the Church, he noted, “have given timely emphasis to the importance of hastening the work of salvation. But I wonder sometimes if we, as servants of the Lord, believe that we primarily and solely must hasten this supernal work.” Faithful and diligent members play a vital role in helping God’s kingdom roll forth across the world, Elder Bednar explained. “But, the Lord hastens His work; we do not. First and foremost, we always should remember that this work is the Lord’s work, and He does the hastening.”
Elder Bednar identified two “profound implications” that “grow out of the truth that the Lord directs and moves His work forward:”
• Will we keep pace?
• Will we learn and teach the Savior’s way?