#BOMTC Day 10, April 16~2 Nephi 2 or Pages 55-60: “It’s My Vote That Counts”–Agency and Accountability

#BOMTC Day 10, April 16~2 Nephi 2 or Pages 55-60 (2)

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In 2 Nephi 2, Lehi teaches some great doctrine about the Plan of Salvation to his son, Jacob.
Jacob appears to be relatively young, but very spiritually mature (2 Nephi 2:2-4). Lehi is able to lay out God’s Plan in such a way that we are able to see clearly that ANYONE can have ETERNAL LIFE—you just have to want it MORE than anything else.

#BOMTC Day 10, April 16~2 Nephi 2 or Pages 55-60 Focus On What Matters MostTherein is the problem for me. Sometimes I give up what I want MOST for what I want at the MOMENT. I know what I should do, but I don’t always do it; and I know what I shouldn’t do, and I sometimes do it anyway.

#BOMTC Day 10, April 16~2 Nephi 2 or Pages 55-60 What Matters MostThe fact of the matter is that God has given me EVERYTHING that I need to gain Eternal Life (2 Nephi 2:4-9). There are no excuses for me! I am free to ACT for myself (2 Nephi 2:14,26). I CHOOSE my own outcome (2 Nephi 2:27-29). As President Boyd K. Packer is fond of saying, “The Lord is voting for me, and Lucifer is voting against me, but IT IS MY VOTE THAT COUNTS.” (Cleansing the Inner Vessel, emphasis added.)

#BOMTC Day 10, April 16~2 Nephi 2 or Pages 55-60 (3)

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My every action and choice I make is either helping me gain “liberty and eternal life, through the great Mediator… or… captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil” (2 Nephi 2:27). God wants me to choose “joy” (2 Nephi 2:25). It really is MY VOTE THAT COUNTS!

#BOMTC Day 10, April 16~2 Nephi 2 or Pages 55-60 It Is My Vote That Counts

ON THIS DAY IN 1829: Harmony, Pennsylvania. Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 9, a revelation directing Oliver Cowdery to be content to write rather than attempt to translate.

“This is the Spirit of Revelation”

The early experiences of Oliver Cowdery serve as a case study to help students understand principles of personal revelation (D&C 6,8-9). (9:41)


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4 responses to “#BOMTC Day 10, April 16~2 Nephi 2 or Pages 55-60: “It’s My Vote That Counts”–Agency and Accountability

  • midgetaylor143

    I do so love this section. I am able to share what you share with my neighbor who can not take the challenge. It helps him to share the goodness so he can bless his son. I love the way you teach. It is wonderful. Accountability is so important. I love this gift from Father and how much Jesus did for us, so we can continue to make our own choices. God bless you and thank you again. Hugs from a distance.


  • Georgett Wion

    I so having problems understanding who’s talking Nephi or his father. I have so far love and understand what I’ve been reading. But 2nd Nephi is so much harder to understand. This is going to be a challenged for me In these chapters



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