The Lord Thy God… Teacheth Thee To Profit

Isaiah 48 Isaiah’s audience in this chapter is setup in verse one: members of the house of Israel by covenant (baptism) who swear by the name of the Lord, but not in truth, nor righteousness. How could one find themselves in such a position? Perhaps born into a community of believers but they themselves are …

Look Unto Me

Isaiah 45 Isaiah starts chapter 45 with a prophecy of a future king, Cyrus, who will be raised up of the Lord, though he know it not. Or rather, this king, Cyrus “the Great” would not the Lord. That Isaiah could prophecy this future king’s reign, especially as it pertained to the overthrowing of one …

A Sure Foundation

Helaman 5:12, see also Isaiah 28:14–17 You must shore up your foundations. You must shore up your spiritual foundations and your temporal foundations. If or When It is important for me to realize that the word that is used in Helaman is not “if”. It’s not if the devil will send forth his mighty winds …

The Work of Righteousness Shall Be Peace

Isaiah 32 There is much to make note of in this chapter. This is another chapter of prophecy looking forward to the time preceding and at the Second Coming of our Lord. Christ is declared here as a King that shall reign in righteousness, with others serving around him as princes. This is a preview …

Line Upon Line, Line Upon Line

Isaiah 28 This chapter details well why those who are Ephraim should avoid strong drinks. Given long before the word of wisdom, Isaiah taught that destruction was to come upon the drunkards of Ephraim. As I conclude my study this morning, I pray that I may be able to find the personal application of such …

Great is the Holy One of Israel

Isaiah 12 I read these verses about the Millennial Day, and the Spirit of the Lord pours over me in abundance this morning. This is a great reminder of things to come: a time when the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord; of the things that He accomplished and His doings …

Through Christ Which Strengtheneth Me

Philippians 4:13 I was contemplating a similar phrase that was in my head, “through Christ who healeth me.” That is not scripture, but it was a more accurate description of my current state. But the actual scripture is richer in meaning. Footnotes take me to 1 Timothy and Alma 26: And I thank Christ Jesus …

“Thrust Your Hands into My Side”

3 Nephi 11:12-17 Physical proof! That is what the Savior is offering to this group of believing saints. They are being given first hand evidence of his Atonement. The invitation is to touch his body; see and feel it for yourself… “that ye may know that I am the God of Israel, and the God …