But the laborer in Zion shall labor for Zion; for if they labor for money they shall perish. [2 Nephi 26:31]
My “aha” moment as I studied for teaching the seminary students this week. I have been writing more gospel-related posts lately and focusing on the many “God-winks” in my life. As more bloggers “follow” me, I’ve tried to check out their blogs as well. Twice now I’ve recently been “liked” by bloggers whose purpose is to encourage people to use their blogs to earn income. This in and of itself is not a bad thing, but as I checked out their blogs and briefly contemplated the idea, I got an unsettled feeling, a hesitation, but couldn’t put my finger on the cause. Then I came across this scripture in the week’s reading block and it was like a thunderbolt. Right! It would be highly inappropriate to use my blog to earn money if I was posting things of the Spirit. I certainly don’t want to perish!
It truly is amazing how the scriptures can provide answers to any question or guidance for any situation.