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 speaks about riches and pride that can creep into their lives and make them labor for sin. He discusses how important family is, especially honoring marital vows. As you read, think of how these topics apply to your life & make small and simple goals to change something to improve your relationship with Christ.
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 urges us in this chapter to feast upon the words of Christ and turn to Him in prayer…then listen to the Holy Ghost to receive promptings and answers to all our questions. Are we taking advantage of these precious gifts God has given us?
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?