A man named Nehor enters the history at this point and brings pride and priestcraft into play. These things happen when we turn inward to our own understanding instead of outward to God. Which way are you facing?
Jacob tells us to be wise. How can we be wise in this time of social distancing? How can we nourish others, as God wants us to do, while keeping ourselves and others safe during this pandemic? Can nourishing happen during a time of social distancing? I think it can.
This longest chapter in the Book of Mormon teaches some powerful truths that even apply to this crazy COVID-19 virus affected world today. How can we be pruned, digged about, and nourished in our lives? How can we do this for others?
Have you ever considered the power in words. One Word, especially, has the power of salvation held within His name. Read on to discover the power words have in our lives to save or to destroy.
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.
What I pulled out of these two chapters was to beware of pride, which set us against God, and to be meek, which sets us next to God. What does meekness look like, and how can we obtain more of it in our character?
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 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.
This chapter delves into the scattering and gathering of Israel and also the eventual return of our Savior, Jesus Christ, to reign on the earth. In that day, Satan will have no power…because men will control their own hearts. How will that happen?