Monday, July 29, 2013

Day 15: 2 Nephi 13-18

Hello Everyone!

Are you enjoying your reading so far?   All of the chapters from today's reading can be compared to Isaiah in the Old Testament.  I've had a crazy busy day so I am keeping this short for today.  I hope you will take a minute and share a comment with us today and your feeling about your readings so far.

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Second Nephi chapters 12–24 contain quotations from the brass plates’ version of the book of Isaiah (compare Isaiah 2–14). Nephi included these chapters to add another witness of the revelations that were given to him about the future of his people and the reality of Jesus Christ. Even though his people were a branch of Israel broken off and transplanted elsewhere, Nephi used the writings of Isaiah to show how the merciful plan of the Lord extends to them as well. Nephi felt that those who read these prophecies would “lift up their hearts and rejoice for all men” (2 Nephi 11:8; see also verse 2).
Repeating what he and his brother Jacob had previously taught, Nephi encouraged us to “liken” the words of Isaiah to ourselves (see 1 Nephi 19:232 Nephi 6:511:8). We liken the scriptures to ourselves by recognizing similarities between the events recorded in the scriptures and events that occur in our lives. We also liken the scriptures to ourselves by identifying principles that the scriptures teach. Those principles can guide our decisions.
I want to leave you with a video today of one of my favorite songs from the church Hymns.  I hope you will enjoy this rendition, too!

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1 comment:

  1. Wow! What an awesome amazing revelation. & preparing humans for the coming of Jesus Christ! Love it!