In 2 Nephi 2, Lehi teaches some great doctrine about the Plan of Salvation to his son, Jacob. To me, 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—but one must want it MORE than anything else!
Therein is found 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; I know what I shouldn’t do, and I sometimes do it anyway.
The 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).
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!
You may enjoy reading more about these chapters at the following links:
- KnoWhy: 2 Nephi 2:7, Was the Requirement of a Broken Heart Known Before the Time of Christ?
- KnoWhy: 2 Nephi 2:25, What are the Origins of Lehi’s Understanding of the Fall?
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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