Jacob calls us to action in this chapter. There are lots of good verbs and inspiring pleas to get out of our spiritual beds and awake to God. Are we casual in our relationship with the Lord, or are we awake–actively seeking to do good in the world?
Jacob gives four simple, yet meaty steps to be reconciled to Jesus Christ in this chapter. Ponder on these to see if you can think of specific ways you can apply one or all of these steps better in your life.
How do we become reconciled to Christ? This post delves into some of the definitions of reconcile and helps us understand better how to deepen our relationship with our Savior.
Nephi plainly outlines the doctrine of Christ in this beautiful chapter: faith in Him, repentance, baptism by immersion by one who holds priesthood authority, and receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost to guide us back to the Father and the Son. This path back to God is strait, not necessarily straight. Find out what that means.
Who are God’s people? Is it just a certain nation or people? Nephi tells us in this chapter who qualifies as God’s people…and it is ANYONE who chooses God over the devil, and repents and turns to Jesus Christ. Who’s side are we on?
Satan knows us better than we know ourselves sometimes…because he doesn’t have a veil of forgetfulness over him here on earth, like we do. He has an arsenal of tricks to tempt us and lead us away from God to misery. But Nephi debunks most of these and sheds light on Satan’s tools to help us not be overcome.
Joseph Smith has said that God is more “boundless in his mercies and blessings, than we are ready to believe or receive.” How can we prepare ourselves better to believe and receive all that God yearns to give us. This chapter gives a few insights into doing this.