Happy Tuesday Everyone!
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Today we are reading about how Nephi, Sam, Laman, and Lemuel obtained the brass plates and journeyed back into the wilderness to their family. It was a tough task but as we see by reading this, that anything is possible with the Lord's help and that if he gives a commandment unto us he will help us fulfill it. My favorite verse in Chapter 4 is...
1 Nephi 4:6
"And I was led by the Spirit, not knowing beforehand the things which I should do."
I know that in my life when I have been trying to follow the Lord's commandments and teachings I have also been led by the Spirit.
In Chapter 5 we read the story of a mother's love. Sariah, Nephi's mother, was worried about her 4 boys who had gone back to Jerusalem. She was concerned (as any mother would be) for their well being and she murmured. Reading this about such a faithful woman from the scriptures makes me realize that she was human, too. It helps me to remember that nobody is perfect and that the only way we can be perfect is through the atonement of Jesus Christ. He was the only perfect person who ever walked the face of the earth.
When the boys returned to their family in the wilderness here is how Sariah reacted...
1 Nephi 5:7-8
"And when we had returned to the tent of my father, behold their joy was full, and my mother was comforted.
And she spake, saying: Now I know of a surety that the Lord hath commanded my husband to flee into the wilderness; yea, and I also know of a surety that the Lord hath protected my sons, and delivered them out of the hands of Laban, and given them power whereby they could accomplish the thing which the Lord hath commanded them. And after this manner of language did she speak."
This experience helped Sariah gain her own testimony of the Lord's commandments. By reading these accounts in the scriptures I am reminded of how much love the Lord has for us and how great the blessings, if we only trust and have faith.
(This picture is about 3 years old so my kids look much younger than they are now.)
Chapter 6 in Nephi is very short but it is filled with such wisdom. My favorite verse is 1 Nephi 6:4...
"For the fullness of mine intent is that I may persuade men to come unto the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, and be saved."
The following is from the Book of Mormon Study Manual:
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