Secret Combinations

Ether 8 (Éter 8); See also Moses 5:18-52 In the course of his Jaredite narrative, Moroni uses this chapter to expound upon the diabolical tactic of secret combinations. I have found in the footnotes in verse 9, multiple references to secret combinations throughout the scriptures, and how their author is the devil and the origin …

[They] Did Execute Judgment in Righteousness

Ether 7 (Éter 7) In the first five verses of the chapter, we are three generations removed from Jared and his brother. That’s all it took for their children to be brought into captivity. It was the king who was brought into captivity. Perhaps this is why everyone except Orihah rejected the opportunity to be …

Stones to Shine in Darkness

Ether 6 (Éter 6) I am struck by the profound significance and symbolism of verse 3: And thus the Lord caused stones to shine in darkness, to give light unto men, women, and children, that they might not cross the great waters in darkness. This conjures up the symbolism or spiritual definition of Light in …

In the Mouth of Three Witnesses

Ether 5 (Éter 5) — See also Doctrine and Covenants 17 This chapter provides instructions to the translator of the text regarding witnesses. A film entitled “A Day for the Eternities” addresses this time period in the translation process. I find the placement of this chapter interesting, because of the timeline of historical events and …

It Persuadeth Men to Do Good

Ether 4 (Éter 4) Faith is at the crux of all things. Without faith, we do not progress spiritually. Without faith, we do not fulfill our purpose. We do not understand who Christ is without faith. Y para los fieles, hay grandes promesas si siguen fieles hasta el final. These verses are a hidden treasure …

Redeemed from the Fall

Ether 3 (Éter 3) Understanding the exchange that is recorded in this chapter is pivotal to conversion and life itself. The Lord is allowing the Brother of Jared to call the shots in finding a way to light the vessels within the ships that they have built to conduct themselves to the promised land. What …

The Lord Did Go Before Them

Ether 2 (Éter 2) This chapter is resonating deeply with me this morning. It is how closely the Lord stood with them as he directed them along the way to where they needed to go, and how far they needed to go before they reached their destination. How many barges He had them build and …

Porque Me Has Suplicado Todo Este Largo Tiempo

Ether 1 (Éter 1) El enfoque de mi estudio en esta mañana es en como el Señor relata con su pueblo. Siento que esto es el enfoque de Moroni también. Primordialmente, este libro es para mostrar como el mano del Señor termino o destruyo el pueblo de Jared. Pensamos como humanos que somos encargados de …

A Aquellos que No Creen en Cristo (To Those Who Do Not Believe in Christ)

Mormon 9 (en español) Es difícil para mí leer estas escrituras sin sentir que el autor esta señalando con el dedo. Pero no lo es. No esta escribiendo desde un lugar de juicio. I have now spent several days trying to work past the beginning of this chapter. Indeed, I’ve read the chapter now, but …

For the Lord Hath Spoken It

Mormon 8 (en español) Chapter 8 of the book of Mormon starts with a sudden shift in narration from Mormon to his son, Moroni. It come unexpectedly, though chapter 7 is a fitting farewell tribute for Mormon. One get the sense that there was more that Mormon had intended to write. What stands out to …