“Hear Him” – 3 Nephi 11:7

It takes effort to listen well. Listening is not a passive activity; it's not something that just happens to us. Some time after the destruction which coincided with the death of Jesus Christ, a large number of people were gathered at the temple in the land of Bountiful on the American continent. I can imagine... Continue Reading →

“Another Way” – Alma 22:4

When Aaron visited the father of King Lamoni, who was "king over all the land" (Alma 20:8), the king was initially disappointed. He had invited Aaron's brother Ammon to visit him and to teach him the gospel (Alma 20:27). He was willing to speak with Aaron, but he asked why Ammon had not come with... Continue Reading →

“Why Do Ye Ponder?” – 2 Nephi 32:1, 8

I would describe Nephi's tone in 2 Nephi 32 as exasperation. He is writing to people who have entered the strait gate—repenting of their sins and being baptized—and who are now on the narrow path, and yet are wondering what they should do next. Nephi is dumbfounded. "Why do ye ponder these things in your hearts?"... Continue Reading →

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