In this week’s Come Follow Me lesson, Isaiah’s role as a prophet seems very clear. He prophesies about the future, he calls out sin, he teaches of God’s love and invites us to follow His ways. But sometimes in ways that are hard to understand.
Regarding modern-day prophets, it can feel the same. In “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” one of the first truths we are taught is the role and importance of prophets. The very first line establishes the role in which they go on to speak about everything that follows. “We, the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we solemnly proclaim …” They prophesy about the future, warn and call out our generation’s sins, invite and teach us God’s love and His ways. Just like with Isaiah, these things can seem foreign and hard to hear without a testimony of prophets.
If there are parts of the proclamation that feel this way to you, as individuals who love and have studied it extensively we have found that strengthening and working on a testimony of prophets is a great place to start. In time, testimonies of the principles taught therein can come, but a foundation of humility, love, confidence and faith in God’s prophets, is foundational.
We invite you to visit our site at thefamilyproclamation.org to find decade’s worth of information. You’ll find a collection of scripture, scholarly studies and stories that will offer insights for every principle taught. Join us for our podcast, videos and lessons. Our prophets are precious and critical guides to help us navigate the world we live in, prepare for our future, and understand the past.
“He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; … for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, … that we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine.” (Eph. 4:11–14)
We thank thee, O God, for our prophets … ancient and modern.