We are all familiar with D&C 88:124 "… retire to thy bed early, that ye may not be weary; arise early, that your bodies and your minds may be invigorated." What is early?
Back when this revelation was given people pretty much were regulated by the sunrise and sunset of the seasons. Sure they had candles and lanterns but they certainly didn’t stay up to midnight watching Leno. Since our store doesn’t open until 10am, I can pretty much sleep in until 9-9:30am and still make it to work on time. That means I can stay up and watch Leno, shower and still get to bed by 12:30-1am and sleep for 8 hours.
So am I a commandment breaker? Am I missing blessings I should be getting from D&C 88? What does it really mean by early? What really is eary to bed? What’s early to rise?
If my schedule isn’t ok, then would it be ok if I stayed up and did my scripture study and lesson prep until midnight instead of Leno?