Trust in the Name of the Lord

Isaiah 50, see also 2 Nephi 7 Side details tell stories in themselves: the heavens are clothed with sackcloth? (See verse 3) We travel in space now. We send rovers to Mars. Yet what, if we could see it, is really being kept from our view? How do I “encompass myself about in sparks” instead …

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 …

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 …

Perfect Peace

Isaiah 26, See also Luke 1:46-55 Verses 1-4 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength: Verses 3 & 4 These verses feel very similar to the ones found over in …

Carried About by the Temptations of the Devil

3 Nephi 6 How quickly the people had turned from their righteousness! In the brief span of five years, they go from being freed from robbers and having experienced that miraculous deliverance, to being organized according to class. And these are not the same people who were once robbers. Didn’t those merchants and lawyers experience …

That Joy Which is Unspeakable

Helaman 5 Here at the beginning of Helaman 5, we have Nephi doing a similar thing to what Alma did years earlier in Alma 4. He delivers up the judgment seat to another and confines himself wholly to the preaching of the word of God. The footnote in Alma 4 ends by stating that he …

There Never Was a Happier Time

Alma 50 It seems to me that the essesnse of their happiness was in the labors that they were performing to prepare themselves to be protected against the Lamanites. Building Walls Around the City There seems to me to be a spiritual parallel between the construction of the walls (mounds of earth, topped with a …