[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 …

In the Mouth of Three Witnesses

Ether 5 (Éter 5) — See also Doctrine and Covenants 17 This chapter provides instructions to the translator of the text regarding witnesses. A film entitled “A Day for the Eternities” addresses this time period in the translation process. I find the placement of this chapter interesting, because of the timeline of historical events and …

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 …

Come Unto Jesus with Broken Hearts and Contrite Spirits

Mormon 2 (en español) La primara cosa que me da pausa para reflexionar es la razón por lo cual Mormón quedó con el pueblo Nefita aun cuando ellos ya no eran un pueblo justo. Encuentro la respuesta en el versículo 12. Al ver el sufrimiento, los lamentos y quejidos del pueblo, Mormón empieza a tener …

Turn, All Ye Gentiles

3 Nephi 30 This is an inclusive chapter in that Christ would that all the Gentiles would repent of their wickedness and then come unto him and receive his ordinances and be saved, numbered with the house of Israel. Can I see anything in myself in this description of the Gentiles? Do I see in …

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. …

Unto the Lord an Offering in Righteousness

3 Nephi 24 (see also Malachi 3) It’s hidden in the footnotes and the context of this chapter, but the offering, that the Sons of Levi are to offer, is a book of remembrance. It’s a completed family pedigree of the history of the world. How will this happen? It seems impossible without Divine influence …

“Unto the [Extreme Ends] of the Earth”

3 Nephi 23:2-5, Isaiah 49:6 (Spanish) ( This is a special study this morning, in that the Lord directed me to consider these verses out of my chronological order of study. ) Beyond the restoration of the house of Israel, the Lord makes the promise in the above-cited verses that Gospel will be taken to …

We Are the Clay, and Thou Our Potter

Isaiah 64 There are several verses from this chapter that are already familiar to me: For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him. Verse 4 But now, O …