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|Title||KnoWhy #365 - How Can Honest Labor and Self-Reliance Bring Lasting Happiness? (2 Nephi 5:17)|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||2 Nephi 5:17; Deseret; Early Church History; Ether 2:3; Industriousness; Labor|
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.
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