Our dispensation opened on a "beautiful, clear day" in the woods in early spring 1820. (JS-H 1: 14.)
It jumped forward again in 1823, at night, after Joseph and his family had retired to bed. It was at this time when an angel came to visit him. (JS-H 1: 28-30.)
These towering events happened in quiet settings. It calls to mind Isaiah's remark about quietness: "And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever." (Isa. 32: 17.)
I think also of Paul's advice to the Thessalonians: "and that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you." (1 Thes. 4: 11.)
Why is being quiet a virtue worth acquiring?
Why is the effect of righteousness quietness?
Was it quiet when you had your most profound spiritual experience?
Have you ever known a deeply spiritual man or woman who could not be calm or quiet?
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