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.
How do we become reconciled to Christ? This post delves into some of the definitions of reconcile and helps us understand better how to deepen our relationship with our Savior.
Who are God’s people? Is it just a certain nation or people? Nephi tells us in this chapter who qualifies as God’s people…and it is ANYONE who chooses God over the devil, and repents and turns to Jesus Christ. Who’s side are we on?
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?
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?
Are you ever tired from the burdens you carry? Sorrows, fears, doubts, sins. Would you like to cast these weights off and receive rest…a spiritual time out. God has promised us rest from our labors and relief from all that weighs us down. We just need to choose Him.