We are starting the Book of Jacob today. In the beginning of the first chapter we see that Nephi dies. I am so grateful for the teachings of Nephi that encompassed 1 Nephi and 2 Nephi. I have learned so much from studying his teachings.
I'll share some thoughts from some of the scriptures that pop out to me today.
"And if there were preaching which was sacred, or revelation which was great, or prophesying, that I should engraven the heads of them upon these plates, and touch upon them as much as it were possible, for Christ's sake, and for the sake of our people."
This scripture made me think of my own personal journaling. Am I keeping a record of all things spiritual for my children and children's children? I truly enjoy scrapbooking, which I consider a form of journaling, but I do not write personal happenings on my scrapbook pages.
How will keeping a personal journal bless me and my family?
(I consider this page to be one of my "journals")
"Wherefore we labored diligently among our people, that we might persuade them to come unto Christ, and partake of the goodness of God, that they might enter into his rest,…"
President Henry B. Eyring said:
"The words “come unto Christ” are an invitation. It is the most important invitation you could ever offer to another person. It is the most important invitation anyone could accept. From the beginning of the Restoration of the gospel in this dispensation, it has been the charge given by Jesus Christ to His representatives. Their charge has been “to warn, expound, exhort, and teach, and invite all to come unto Christ.”
One of my favorite scriptures from today's reading is in Jacob 3 verses 1 and 2.
Those words give me such great peace and comfort.
I hope you all have a great night. I will check in with you tomorrow. I am super sleepy and ready for bed. I had a great day at church and then went out and visited a handful of sisters in my church. I love fellowshipping with the sweet ladies in my ward!