Today’s thoughts are more a commentary on the need for scripture study. Before my studies today, I was easily provoked, angry, and vengeful. During my scripture study, I am comtemplating the need for patience, forgiveness, and continuance in the course laid out before me.
This particular set of scriptures is curious on two points: that these things are all come to pass according to the words of the prophets, many of which were stoned for so saying. The other was the binding conditionals of the covenants made by the fathers and their affects upon the children.
Vs. 13 & 14. “…unto the fulfilling of the prophecies of many of the holy prophets.”
These verses take pains to point out that all the destruction that came upon those that were destroyed were foretold in the prophecies of the holy prophets. There is also an injunction here to search the scriptures to see that they were foretold.
Now Samuel the Lamanite prophecied of the storms and physical changes that would take place. He mentioned little of the human loss of life that would take place, only stating that there would be many cities left desolate. (Helaman 14:23-24)
- were not sunk and buried up in the earth; (1 Ne 19:11, 2 Ne 26:5)
- and they were not drowned in the depths of the sea;
- and they were not burned by fire, (1 Ne 19:11 , 2 Ne 26:4)
- neither were they fallen upon and crushed to death; (1 Ne 19:11 , 2 Ne 26:5)
- and they were not carried away in the whirlwind; (2 Ne 26:5)
- neither were they overpowered by the vapor of smoke and of darkness. (1 Ne 19:11)
I am left pondering how this applies to our day. It is true that the words of the holy prophets in our time have been given to protect us from the destruction of our days. At the Lord’s second coming, will the wicked suffer a similar fate as those in the America’s at his first coming? Is this book not given as a warning of what is yet to come? But where are the two compared or contrasted.
In my own home, my children have ignored the prophecies of the holy prophets at their own peril and suffering.
Cuatro veces la voz del Señor dice que Él desea juntar a su pueblo como la gallina junta a sus polluelos bajo las alas. Nunca fue el propósito del Señor que sufríamos todos los dolores y penas de esta vida. Más bien, Él desea que Él pueda protegernos de los dolores del mundo.
Estoy parado en este punto. El Señor no quiere que sufrimos. El propósito de la vida es que aprendimos vivir de la mañera de felicidad. Estamos creados pare tener gozo.