[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 …

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 …

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Sacrament Meeting Notes: Doing our best still leaves room for error. People don’t always have malicious intent and yet they still make mistakes. Seek out people’s intent, do not judge by their actions. Referencing Elder Holland and Kearon’s most recent conference talks. Special musical number “Peace in Christ” sung by Sariah Thompson, accompanied by her …

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 …

Know Ye

Mormon 7 (en español) The first thing that stands out to me in this chapter written directly to descendants of Lehi is the invitation to come unto repentance, coupled with a warning: or you cannot be saved. It is that straight forward: if I do not accept repentance as a way of living, the way …

Repent and Prepare to Stand Before the Judgment-seat of Christ

Mormon 3 (en español) Mormón niega ser caudillo de los Nefitas. Las razones por lo cual él llega a esta decisión son los siguientes: Muchas veces él había dirigido hacia la batalla los había amado con todo su corazón, de acuerdo con el amor de Dios que había en él. –y todo el día se …

Unto the Fulfilling of the Covenant

3 Nephi 29 A sword of justice? Are we now experiencing this “sword of justice” as a society? Does the Father really wield a sword over the heads of his disobedient children? What are the effects of such sword play? Division, woundedness, hurt, separation? Mormon, the prophet, is now offering commentary. He points to the …

What Is It That Ye Desire of Me?

3 Nephi 28 I missed an important detail in the first verse of this chapter. Though he spoke with the twelve disciples, he did it individually, “one by one.” He asked each the same question: “What is it that ye desire of me?” But it was their replies that were divided into two camps: Most …

Now This Is the Commandment: Repent

3 Nephi 27 I am sitting a lot with the thought that righteousness is neither piousness nor self-indulgence. The sinners and the pious do not approach heaven. It is only those that do the will of God. Doing good within myself and doing good externally with others are two different activities, but they shouldn’t be. …