Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The way, is to know the things of God
And it came to pass that after I had received strength I spake unto my brethren, desiring to know of them the cause of their disputations. And they said, Behold we cannot understand the words which our father hath spoken concerning the natural branches of the olive-tree and also concerning the Gentiles. And I said unto them, Have ye inquired of the Lord? And they said unto me, We have not, for the Lord maketh no such thing known unto us. Behold I said unto them, How is it that ye do not keep the commandments of the Lord? How is it that ye will perish because of the hardness of your hearts? Do ye not remember the things which the Lord hath said, If ye will not harden your hearts and ask me in faith, believing that ye shall receive, with diligence in keeping my commandments, surely these things shall be made known unto you?
(The Book of Nephi, chapter 5)
Here is an important key to understanding the more mysterious passages of Scripture.
Nephi believed on the words of his father, the demonstration was by him keeping the commandments, (1 Nephi 5:20) this is the way in which more Light and intelligence is given which enables us to accomplish all things the Lord commands.
Nephi then goes on to say;
And we had obtained the records which the Lord had commanded us, and searched them and found that they were desirable; yea, even of great worth unto us, insomuch that we could preserve the commandments of the Lord unto our children.
Posted by AndEva at 4:53 PM