“Wrought Upon” – 1 Nephi 13:12-13

After observing an odious society in which the wealthy oppressed the poor, Nephi saw some people from that society cross the ocean to the "land of promise" where his family's descendants would live. The process began with a single individual: And I looked and beheld a man among the Gentiles, who was separated from the... Continue Reading →

What Are the Mysteries of God?

A knowledge of the mysteries of God was important to Nephi. He knew that he was "highly favored of the Lord" because he "had a great knowledge of the goodness and the mysteries of God" (1 Nephi 1:1). His first recorded spiritual experience came because he had "great desires to know of the mysteries of... Continue Reading →

Lehi’s Prophecies – 1 Nephi 10:2-14

After describing a spiritual dream to his family and urging two of his sons to repent, Lehi went on to prophesy about a number of future events. Because he had recently obtained the brass plates, which contained the words of many prophets, it's likely that his awareness of these events was enhanced by his study... Continue Reading →

Overcoming Dreariness

Lehi's dream opens with a depressing scene: a "dark and dreary wilderness" (1 Nephi 8:4). A heavenly messenger beckons him forward, and then for several hours he walks through "a dark and dreary waste" (1 Nephi 8:7-8). The concept of a "dreary" wilderness must have resonated with some members of Lehi's family, who had unfavorably... Continue Reading →

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

Up ↑