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.
The Book of Mormon is God’s words for our day. Nephi tells us in this chapter that wherever God’s people are on the earth, He has commanded them to keep a record. We have the Bible, a record of the Jews, and the Book of Mormon, a record of the ancient peoples living in America. No doubt there are other records out there we have not been given by God yet, but when we do receive them, they will run together and prove the truth of the others. Do we treasure God’s words?
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.
This chapter is packed full of hope…because it preaches about Christ and the Life He has made possible for us. Nephi also gives tips on how to worship Him with our whole souls, which makes Life in Christ possible and makes us want to rejoice always, because Christ gives life in abundance, life everlasting, life full of joy.
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.