4 Blessed art thou, Nephi, for those things which thou hast done; for I have beheld how thou hast with unwearyingness declared the word, which I have given unto thee, unto this people. And thou hast not feared them, and hast not sought thine own life, but hast sought my will, and to keep my commandments.
5 And now, because thou hast done this with such unwearyingness, behold, I will bless thee forever; and I will make thee mighty in word and in deed, in faith and in works; yea, even that all things shall be done unto thee according to thy word, for thou shalt not ask that which is contrary to my will.
God praises Nephi for his consistent righteousness over time, as demonstrated by the following:
- Unwearyingness in declaring God’s word
- Not being afraid of the people around him
- Prioritizing God’s will above his own self-interest
I’m particularly interested today in the quality of “unwearyingness.” It suggests sustained, energetic action over time. It implies a willingness to keep going through discouragement and fatigue–a commitment to do what is right, even in the face of obstacles. I want my Heavenly Father to see me as a person who will obey Him with unwearyingness.
Today I will apply this scripture to my life by intentionally maintaining an appropriate level of action throughout the day. I will participate fully in church meetings, I will serve my wife and my children, and I will reach out to people who need my help. I will do all of these things regardless of how I may feel, recognizing that the Lord will bless me as I exercise faith.
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