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KnoWhy #365 - How Can Honest Labor and Self-Reliance Bring Lasting Happiness? (2 Nephi 5:17)
TitleKnoWhy #365 - How Can Honest Labor and Self-Reliance Bring Lasting Happiness? (2 Nephi 5:17)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2017
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsDeseret; Early Church History; Industriousness; Labor
Abstract

As a symbol of industry, frugality, and hard work, the Latter-day Saint pioneers called their new western territory Deseret—a reference to the “honey bee” mentioned in Ether 2:3. Not only did the Book of Mormon inspire the name of their new settlement, but it repeatedly teaches the righteousness of hard work and self-reliance. Its inspired stories condemn laziness and show that all people—no matter their age, class, or culture—will be blessed for honest labor.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/how-can-honest-labor-and-self-reliance-bring-lasting-happiness
Citation Key3492

Scripture Reference

2 Nephi 5:17
Ether 2:3

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