Abiding Precepts – 1 Nephi 2

1 Nephi 2

Passage #1

And it came to pass that the Lord commanded my father, even in a dream, that he should take his family and depart into the wilderness.

And it came to pass that he was obedient unto the word of the Lord, wherefore he did as the Lord commanded him.

1 Nephi 2:2-3

Precept #1

When the Lord tells you to do something – do it.

What was the the last thing the Lord Jesus Christ commanded you to do? Did you do it?

Passage #2

And this they said he had done because of the foolish imaginations of his heart.

1 Nephi 2:11

Precept #2

The Holy Ghost may only whisper to us, but we must absolutely listen and obey.

Do you know how the Holy Ghost communicates with you? When was the last time He did and what did He whisper to you?

Passage #3

. . . and also having great desires to know of the mysteries of God, wherefore, I did cry unto the Lord . . .

1 Nephi 2:16

Precept #3

Desire to know God’s mysteries – and then ask Him with that same desire to know them.

Have you ever desired to know one of God’s mysteries? What did you do about that desire?

Passage #4

But, behold, Laman and Lemuel would not hearken unto my words; and being agrieved because of the hardness of their hearts I cried unto the Lord for them.

1 Nephi 2:18

Precept #4

Grieve over your friends’, colleagues’, and loved ones’ rejection of God and Jesus, and Their gospel, and pray to the Lord in their behalf.

Have you ever grieved over someone for rejecting the Gospel of Jesus Christ? What did you do about it?

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