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.
Love is key in returning to our God. This chapter delves into what it means to sell ourselves for naught and the dangers of pride. We need to look at our motives for doing things. Are our motives pure or are we trying to please the world more than God?
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.
One theme that stands out to me in these Isaiah chapters is Second Chances. God doesn’t hold grudges. He is always reaching His hand out to save us…if we turn to Him in repentance. There is lots to delight in with these chapters. See what you can find.
Nephi prefaces a large section of Isaiah chapters he will quote with this chapter about delighting in the word of God. How do we delight in the scriptures? What does that look like? Do we rejoice in God’s truths He has restored to the earth?
This chapter references Isaiah 50, discussing God’s power to redeem us. Do we ever humanize God, setting limits on His power? I think many times we do. How can we overcome this human tendency and trust Him more?
As I read the scriptures one day, this phrase—wait on the Lord—jumped out at me. I looked it up and found lots of verses with this unique phrase. Here are a few: Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord. – Psalms 27:14…
One of the beautiful things about our Church—the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints–is our belief in revelation. The principle of receiving guidance directly from a heavenly source brings me so much peace. Even when trials abound, I still have hope that God is at the helm and will not let me sink. When…
One of my favorite church songs that the children traditionally sing is “I AM A CHILD OF GOD.” It’s beautiful and the words are simple, yet profound. Whenever my grandson is visiting, we have certain bedtime rituals we always follow in order to help prepare him for bed. One of them is that I sing…
The heart is referred to in the scriptures repeatedly. It’s Spiritual Anatomy 101, and we’re tested on it each week when we take of the Sacrament. Read more to learn how to keep your spiritual heart functioning well and keep it from hardening.