The title of this post is based on a joke from the internet, but I believe it holds true– we can profit from the scriptures by having a better understanding of this life and our purpose, learn wisdom, and grow closer to our Heavenly Father. 441 more words
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1 I, Nephi, having been born of goodly parents, therefore I was taught somewhat in all the learning of my father; and having seen many afflictions in the course of my days, nevertheless, having been highly favored of the Lord in all my days; yea, having had a great knowledge of the goodness and the mysteries of God, therefore I make a record of my proceedings in my days.
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1 Hearken and hear this, O house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, or out of the waters of baptism, who swear by the name of the Lord, and make mention of the God of Israel, yet they swear not in truth nor in righteousness.
It dawned on me this morning that if this were written in third person, it would probably be easier to see how it’s similar to Exodus. 406 more words