Get to Worship
We often speak of temple “work.” We build temples to perform sacred rites for those who have died. Temple ordinances were revealed to man in these last days as part of Elijah’s promised return.
Elijah held the sealing keys and conferred them to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery in the Kirtland Temple. Since then, the work of sealing on earth “to bind in heaven” has been expanding.
It is a lot of work.
Temples are sites of worship, as well. The First Presidency issued the following statement in 2019:
Whenever the Lord has had a people on the earth who will obey His word, they have been commanded to build temples. Scriptures document patterns of temple worship from the times of Adam and Eve, Moses, Solomon, Nephi, and others.
With the restoration of the gospel in these latter days, temple worship has also been restored to bless the lives of people across the world and on the other side of the veil as well.
What is the difference between work and worship?
Throughout history, saints have answered the call to follow God. Moses led the chosen people out of Egypt. Nephi built a ship. Latter-day Saints built entire cities.
Temples symbolize both work and worship. To worship means “to adore, to show the highest form of reverence.
Is there any better way to show our love for God than to work on His behalf?