In these pages we see the destruction of the wicked nations of Assyria and Babylon as types and shadows of the destruction that will befall the worldly preceding the Millennial reign of the Messiah. What seems to lead to the imminent destruction of the wicked is illustrated quite well in 2 Nephi 24:12-17. In these verses you will notice the phrase, “I will,” repeated over and over with reference to Lucifer. This directly contrasts the Savior’s, “Thy will,” attitude and response that represents His entire existence.
Satan’s, “I will,” attitude shows us that pride is an “I” problem! (“I will…“). This is easy to remember in English because “I” is at the center of the word pr-I-de.
In his Book, “How To Win Friends And Influence People”, Dale Carnegie writes:
“The New York Telephone Company made a detailed study of telephone conversations to find out which word is the most frequently used. You have guessed it: it is the personal pronoun ‘I.’… It was used 3,900 times in 500 telephone conversations. ‘I.’ ‘I.’ ‘I.’ When you see a group photograph that you are in, whose picture do you look for first?”
In General Conference President Dieter F. Uchtdorf said:
“Past generations had their struggle with variations of egotism and narcissism, but I think today we are giving them serious competition. Is it any coincidence that the Oxford Dictionary recently proclaimed “selfie” as the word of the year?“
These Isaiah chapters that Nephi quotes seem to be teaching us that we need to eliminate unrighteous pr-I-de in our life. If we do we can enjoy an incredible Millennial experience with the Savior, Jesus Christ! As President Ezra Taft Benson pleaded with the Saints, “BEWARE OF PR-I-DE!“
Pride Simulation Center
A father takes his family to a futuristic center to learn about pride. Through a simulated experience, two young people discover aspects of pride in their own lives. Segment 1, Pride Simulation Center.
Steve’s Pride Simulation
Conclusion of Pride Simulation
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You may enjoy learning more from the following :
- KnoWhy: 2 Nephi 21:10; Isaiah 11:10, Why Did Moroni Quote Isaiah 11 to Joseph Smith?
- KnoWhy: 2 Nephi 23:6; Isaiah 13:6, What do Nephi and Isaiah Say about the End Times?
- KnoWhy: 2 Nephi 24:1; Isaiah 14:1, Did Ineractions with Others Influence Nephi’s Selection of Isaiah?
- KnoWhy: 2 Nephi 24:12; Isaiah 14:12, Why Did Lehi Suppose the Existence of Satan?
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