Joseph Smith, W.W. Phelps, and other Elders make their way to Ohio from Independence by way of canoes on the Missouri River.
The Lord yet again refers to the Parable of the Talents. W.W. Phelps sees "the Destroyer" in "all his power" on the waters. "Waters" have often been a symbol of chaos and evil in the Old Testament in the Creation story, the flood, and with the Leviathan. Ancient mythology gives a similar symbolism.
Our bodies are temples and record our thoughts, feelings, and actions