#BOMTC Day 17, April 23~2 Nephi 25-26 or Pages 97-102: Importance of Plainness

Click here to read 2 Nephi 25-26

Click here to read 2 Nephi 25-26

I love studying 1 Nephi 25 for so many different reasons. Some of my favorite verses are vv. 23,26,29. Some of my favorite things it taught were: (1) keys to understanding Isaiah; (2) the importance of Isaiah’s writings; (3) the scattering and gathering of Israel; (4) Nephi’s testimony of Jesus Christ’s ministry and mission.

#BOMTC Day 17, April 23~2 Nephi 25-26 or Pages 97-102 Nephi's Keys to Understanding Isaiah

Click on the graphic to read an article by John Bytheway about Nephi’s Keys to Understanding the Isaiah Chapters.

What really stands out to me is Nephi’s sincere desire to be so PLAIN that “no man can err” (vv. 7,20,28). This seems to be the pattern of The Master Teacher that Nephi has espoused. It reminds me of a quote by President Harold B. Lee:

You’re to teach the old doctrines, not so plainly that they can just understand, but you must teach the doctrines of the Church so plainly that no one can misunderstand.” (“Loyalty” [address to religious educators, July 8, 1966], p. 5.)

That is what I truly love about Nephi’s writings. His “plainness” allows him to testify and teach so powerfully of Jesus Christ. My testimony is strengthened in the Savior every time I read the writings of Nephi. He also gives commentary on Isaiah to help it be more “plain” to us so that “no man can err”. THANK YOU, NEPHI!!!

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3 responses to “#BOMTC Day 17, April 23~2 Nephi 25-26 or Pages 97-102: Importance of Plainness

  • Bro Simon Says

    Reblogged this on Bro Simon Says and commented:

    Nephi really knew how to apply a quote by President Harold B. Lee:

    “You’re to teach the old doctrines, not so plainly that they can just understand, but you must teach the doctrines of the Church so plainly that no one can misunderstand.” READ MORE…

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    • Jayda Cluff

      It actually goes to page 104 🙂

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      • Bro Simon Says

        Thank you for the help. The reason that the pages usually don’t match up with the chapters is because they are meant for two separate audiences. Some people like reading a certain amount of pages each day, while others (especially those on electronic devices) prefer to study by chapters. You will see them out of sync a lot. Thanks, again!

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