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?
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.
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.
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…”
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.