“The Things Which God Hath Prepared for Them That Love Him”

1 Corinthians 2:9

9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

Elder Neal A. Maxwell wrote:

“The words of the Apostle Paul . . . parallel [those found in Doctrine and Covenants 133:45–49 and in Isaiah 64:4]: ‘. . . it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him’ (1 Corinthians 2:9).

“The best mortal music we have heard will be surpassed by the sounds of celestial chords we shall hear there. The most beautiful art and scenery experienced in the here and now of this earth will have scarcely prepared us for the beauties we shall see then and there.

“The pain of the judgment will be followed by the overwhelming blessings the living and loving Father has prepared for us. Those who hear the words ‘Well done, thou good and faithful servant, . . . enter thou into the joy of thy lord’ (Matthew 25:21), will be filled with unspeakable joy. Those so adjudged can say of their own tiny trek, ‘It is finished,’ and yet so much will have just begun!

“We will be home, and the promise to us is that God will land our souls, yea, our immortal souls, ‘at the right hand of God in the kingdom of heaven, to sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and with Jacob, and with all our holy fathers, to go no more out’ (Helaman 3:30). Never again will we be really away from Him!”

(Things As They Really Are [1978], 118–19.)

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