1 Nephi 18:25-Gratitude for God's Creations
25 And it came to pass that we did find upon the land of promise, as we journeyed in the wilderness, that there were beasts in the forests of every kind, both the cow and the ox, and the ass and the horse, and the goat and the wild goat, and all manner of wild animals, which were for the use of men. And we did find all manner of ore, both of gold, and of silver, and of copper.
They found the land was full of treasures of ore and of all kinds of animals and forests.
All these things were for their use. They must have been pretty thrilled to discover all the blessings the Lord had placed in this land for their use.
Let the earth bring forth … beast of the earth after his kind: Gen. 1:24 .
Christ is the creator and the giver of the land and all things. He has also prepared a celestial home for those who follow Him.
Conference 10/80 L. Tom Perry
“For Whatsoever a Man Soweth, That shall He also reap”
I marvel each year as I witness the system which the Lord has provided to supply for the needs of His children here on the earth. Each spring I follow a piece of string tied between two stakes to make a straight line, and with my hoe in hand I proceed to drop two or three seeds into good, fertile soil. Each fall I am overwhelmed with the bounteous harvest. Those few seeds have grown into tall plants, and each seed for the most part has produced a full golden ear containing more than a hundredfold of the original seed which was dropped into the soil a few months earlier. Each season of harvest one must be overwhelmed with humble gratitude for the blessings of the Lord to His children.The Savior must have appreciated this process, for He used the example of this growth cycle many times as He taught in parables during His earthly ministry. We find lesson after lesson in His teachings using examples from the Lord’s supply system. We find parables concerning the sower (see Matt. 13:3–23), the seed growing by itself (see Mark 4:26–29), the tares (see Matt. 13:24–30), the unfruitful fig tree (see Luke 13:6–9), the fig tree’s leaves (see Matt. 24:32–33), treasures hidden in a field (see Matt. 13:44), and many, many others. Is it any wonder we found His disciples teaching after His earthly ministry, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Gal. 6:7).
One must be impressed with the great message of the Lord’s law of the harvest. His system produces growth, multiplication, and abundant rewards. Surely as we watch the blessings of this growth cycle each year, we would expect His children to catch the vision of their mortal potential. He has entrusted to many of His children during their earthly ministry the opportunity of caring for His special creations—His sons and His daughters. It is surely the greatest of all responsibilities which He has delegated to mankind.
The Lord does provide for our needs. He has blessed with a beautiful earth that is filled with plants, animals and ore. It is also complete with the gospel of Jesus Christ. We have all we need to make life pleasant as we work to achieve our celestial promised land. We have much to be grateful for.
62- All Creatures of Our God And King
231- All Things Bright and Beautiful
Genesis 1 :1
Genesis 1:23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
2 Nephi 2:14