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 …

That He Might Know All that Was in His Heart

Isaiah 39 In my initial reading of this chapter, assuming that I am reading correctly, there are four things that strike me as curious and odd about this passage: My understanding is that Hezekiah is a righteous king. If being righteous, why did he share with his Babylonian visitors a display of all his wealth? …

Shall a Man Look to His Maker

Isaiah 17 This chapter is an indictment against Israel. But it also is a warning against anyone that would oppress Israel. Hands off says the Lord! Israel is not to be punished to the benefit of other nations. These garden analogies are very poignant in my situation. I understand both the analogy and the real …

Ask of God

3 Nephi 14:6-11 (See also Matthew 7:6-11; JST, Matthew 7:9-20) Go ye into the world, saying unto all, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come nigh unto you. And the mysteries of the kingdom ye shall keep within yourselves; for it is not meet to give that which is holy unto the dogs; neither …

First the Kingdom of God

3 Nephi 13:19-34 (See also Matthew 6:19-34) This group of verses is broken into two sections. The first was addressed to the multitude; the second was specific instructions to the Savior’s twelve chosen disciples. The instruction that had been given to the twelve is some of the doctrines that I’ve taken to me most personally. …

Restored Unto Grace for Grace, According to Their Works

Helaman 12 The doctrine of change, the doctrine of repentance, brings about the purposes of God and reason for our existence. Second morning, I am going back and reviewing the references at the beginning concerning prosperity: 10 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon …

Según los deseos de Pahorán

Alma 62 (I didn’t make a post in English on this chapter, so I might mix it up here.) What does it mean to be a leader? Moroni in the beginning of this chapter it taking lead from the chief judge and acting according to the desires of the chief judge, Pahoran. So when leadership …

–Hubo paz continua entre ellos–

Alma 49 Las observaciones finales en este capítulo habla de la fidelidad de Moroni y el pueblo nefita durante este tiempo de guerra. Al reconocer el ventaja que fue dado a ellos por medio de los preparativos de Moroni, el pueblo dio gracias al Señor. Su prosperidad vino por medio de la atención que les …