Near the end of his life, the prophet Lehi met with his children and grandchildren to give his final words of counsel. Here are my summaries of three of those interviews:
- Lehi Teaches Laman and Lemuel – 2 Nephi 1
- Lehi Teaches Jacob – 2 Nephi 2
- Lehi Teaches Joseph – 2 Nephi 3
After Lehi’s death, the contention in the family increased. Nephi wrote about his anguish during this time and his struggle to overcome his feelings of anger. Here is my summary of this passage:
Shortly after, the family split. Nephi and those who followed him traveled for many days, established a new city, and lived “after the manner of happiness.” Here are some of the keys to their success:
- I…Did Cause My People to Be Industrious – 2 Nephi 5:15-17
- They Should Have No King – 1 Nephi 5:18
- Priests and Teachers – 2 Nephi 5:26, Jacob 1:18
- How can I teach the gospel more effectively in my home?
- What is the purpose of suffering?
- What is the relationship between obedience and agency?
- What does the Book of Mormon teach about happiness?
- Which fruit in the Garden of Eden was bitter, and which was sweet?
- How did Lehi help Joseph see himself as a link in an intergenerational chain?
- How can the Savior bring me “out of darkness unto light?”
- What can we learn about repentance from Nephi’s psalm?
- What does the Book of Mormon teach about racism?
- What does the Book of Mormon teach about provident living?