They That Wait Upon The Lord

Isaiah 40 This chapter starts off with a declaration of comfort towards Jerusalem, whom the Lord says has already suffered double for her sins. This is not a sermon of fire and brimstone. Rather, this is a testimony of the peaceable things of the Kingdom of God. A Voice Crying in the Wilderness This chapter …

Blessed Are All They That Wait For Him

Isaiah 30 In verse 1, there are two woes pronounced upon the rebellious children, and thus by extension, two lines of instruction of how we ought to be: We should seek council from the Lord. We should seek for a covering of protection from the Holy Spirit. “Their strength is to sit still” In the …

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 …

I Will Liken Him unto a Wise Man

3 Nephi 14:24-27 (See also Matthew 7:24-27) In this simple comparison of persons is the powerful illustration of one absolute reality: Rains will fall, Floods will come, and winds will blow! In other words, there will be opposition regardless of your spiritual status in life. However, it is the outcome of such opposition that will …

Ye Have Great Need to Marvel

Helaman 7 Earlier in chapter 6, it was noted that Nephi and Lehi, and also many Lamanites, went into the land northward to preach the word of God. Here at the beginning of chapter 7, it is noted that these efforts were utterly rejected. The wicked went unpunished because of their money. What made them …

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 …