In this chapter, Jesus talks about other sheep He must appear to and also talks about the blessings the Gentiles receive in the latter-day, because of their belief in Him which will come through the Holy Ghost. But with great blessings comes great responsibilities. Am I focusing on what I need to do to come unto Christ, or am I pointing the finger of judgment at others?
These two words are so important in coming to Christ. We must remember His words, and then do them. What are some ways I can do this better in my life?
Jesus tells the people in this chapter to ask, seek, and knock, to gain personal revelation from God. Am I careful not to be swayed by false prophets who come in sheep’s clothing to deceive? God has given us the tools we need to stay safe. But am I using these tools in my life?
Christ tells the people they should be aware of their motives for doing good things and figure out where their priorities lay. Do I do good things for good reasons? Who or what is my main priority? Is my love for God motivate me, or something else?
These next few chapters are thrilling. Christ is personally there among the Nephites, after His resurrection, teaching them the points of His gospel. He raises the bar, asking them to be perfect, as He is. How can we do this, without being overwhelmed with failure?
A voice speaks from the heavens, but the people don’t understand it for the first couple times. Not until they look up and open their eyes and ears do they hear the voice of God. How can I better Hear Him today in my own life?
Jesus speaks to the people again, telling them He will gather them as a chicken gathers her chicks, to protect and nourish them. How can we qualify for such great blessings?
The horrible days of darkness end when Jesus Christ appears to the people, pronouncing that He is the light and life of the world. He gives them a simple way to always access His light. Am I taking advantage of this precious gift He has given me?
There is a great storm and ensuing darkness in the new world, after Christ’s death in the old world. The people mourn and wish they had repented before this great and terrible day. Am I looking to Christ, so I can reflect His light, instead of adding to the darkness and confusion in the world today?
The Nephite nation is poised on a peak of great change. The line which divides them boils down to this: who are they yielding their hearts to? Satan or Christ? This seems like an easy choice to make, but Satan is subtle and tricky in how he gets us to yield to him. How can we protect ourselves from his deceptions?