As we’ve studied 2 Nephi 26-30 this week, I’ve noticed a pattern. Every one of these chapters affirms God’s desire to bless us with knowledge:
- “He manifesteth himself unto all those who believe in him, by the power of the Holy Ghost” (2 Nephi 26:13).
- “The Lord God shall bring forth unto you the words of a book…. And in the book shall be a revelation from God, from the beginning of the world to the ending thereof.” (2 Nephi 27:29).
- “I will give unto the children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little; and blessed are those who hearken unto my precepts, and lend an ear unto my counsel, for they shall learn wisdom; for unto him that receiveth I will give more” (2 Nephi 28:30).
- “And because that I have spoken one word ye need not suppose that I cannot speak another; for my work is not yet finished” (2 Nephi 29:9).
- “There is nothing which is secret save it shall be revealed; there is no work of darkness save it shall be made manifest in the light; and there is nothing which is sealed upon the earth save it shall be loosed (2 Nephi 30:17).
In 1839, while imprisoned in Liberty Jail, Joseph Smith taught the same principle in an epistle to the church:
As well might man stretch forth his puny arm to stop the Missouri river in its decreed course, or to turn it up stream, as to hinder the Almighty from pouring down knowledge from heaven upon the heads of the Latter-day Saints.
(Doctrine and Covenants 121:33)
In his first general conference as President of the Church, President Russell M. Nelson shared the following quotation from Elder Neal A. Maxwell:
To those who have eyes to see and ears to hear, it is clear that the Father and the Son are giving away the secrets of the universe!
(“Revelation for the Church, Revelation for Our Lives,” General Conference, April 2018)
Today, I will be grateful to know that Heavenly Father wants to give me knowledge. I will strive to listen to Him and to act upon the messages I receive from Him.