600 years before Christ was born, an angel told Jacob His name so he could give it to his people…to empower them. Do we realize the gift we have been given in being able to take upon us the name of Christ–a name that holds infinite power to save us and redeem us? What can we do to show our gratitude for this great gift and His grace?
This chapter is packed full of awesome verses that teach about the Fall of Adam and the merciful plan of God to overcome those effects, to help us escape the monster, death and hell. An infinite Atonement was made for us by Jesus Christ, and there is no secret club or formula to partaking of the joy and eternal life He wants to give to ALL of us.
Do you want joy in your life? I think all of us do. We are busy seeking it in all sorts of places, but the true source of joy is Jesus Christ. “Joy and gladness shall be found therein…”
Jacob picks up the record for the next few chapters. He quotes a lot of Isaiah and lays out the future apostasy and restoration of Christ’s kingdom on earth. What stood out to me in this chapter was how God blesses those who wait on Him. What does it mean to truly wait on the Lord?
This chapter has tons of prophesies from Joseph of Egypt that Lehi’s gives to his son, named after him. They are great and powerful and explain a ton about the restoration in the latter-days. Lehi also talks about the message the ancients left for us. What do you think they gave us that would make us most happy?
This chapter delves into an eternal law of heaven: the law of opposites. This is an important concept that can help us get through trials by understanding that we must know pain to know joy.
The second part of this chapter focuses on the plan of salvation, beginning with the eternal law of opposition in all things that we must understand in order to know the fullness of truth. Adam fell that men might be, and men are that they might have joy. How can we have joy in this life, even when things don’t go all that well?