Benjamin has his people commit to taking upon themselves Christ’s name. How can we do this in our own lives? What can we do to see as Christ sees, do as Christ does, and trust in Christ to be with us every step of this moral experience?
King Benjamin’s people experienced a mighty change, giving them new hearts and a disposition not to do evil anymore, but to do good continually. Have you experienced this mighty change of heart?
King Benjamin’s people are overwhelmed with humility at the end of his speech and they cry out with one voice for mercy from their God. They ask for two gifts…and they receive them. Read more to see what they prayed for and how they received MORE.
In the beginning of this chapter, Benjamin tells his people the GLAD tidings of their Savior and Redeemer. He ends by telling them HOW to be ready to receive Jesus Christ and showing them WHAT stands in their way.
Benjamin tells his people of a future day when their Savior will come–and WHAT He will do and WHO He is. Knowing these things help us trust in our Savior, who is the ONLY means by which we can be saved.
Benjamin is ready to bestow his kingdom on one of his sons, and he wants to give his people a name that can never be blotted out, except through sin. This name of names if a treasure, and he tells his people the secret to finding other buried treasures in the scriptures.
Do you ever struggle with prayer? Do you ever wonder if your prayers get beyond your bedroom ceiling. Enos gives us a pattern on how to make our prayers mighty…but it involves some spiritual wrestling.
Jacob has a run-in with an anti-Christ, but he stands firm against the bullying because his faith is based on Christ, the rock of our salvation. This faith gives us power to labor diligently in God’s service. And we need to labor diligently, because there are wolves out there working just as diligently to bring us down.
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.
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?