Abiding Precepts – 1 Nephi 3

Read the full chapter here: 1 Nephi 3

Passage #1

And now, behold thy brothers murmur, saying it is a hard thing which I have required of them; but behold I have not required it of them, but it is a commandment of the Lord.

1 Nephi 3:5

Precept #1

When a servant of God asks you to do something, look past the mortal person and hear the request from God.


Who was the last servant of God who requested something of you? What was the request?


Passage #2

But behold I said unto them that: As the Lord liveth, and as we live, we will not go down unto our father in the wilderness until we have accomplished the thing which the Lord hath commanded us.

Wherefore, let us be faithful in keeping the commandments of the Lord . . .

1 Nephi 3:15-16

Precept #2

Be persistent in keeping the Lord’s commandments and following His instructions. Some things are not meant to be accomplished immediately or on the first try.


What was the last thing you felt God asked you to do? Was it difficult? How many tries did you give it before you accomplished it?


Passage #3

And after the angel had departed, Laman and Lemuel again began to murmur, saying: How is it possible that the Lord will deliver Laban into our hands?

1 Nephi 3:31

Precept #3

Do not seek to know the end from the beginning. Trust God each step of the way to guide you to accomplish what He sent you to do.


How often do you simply act on what the Spirit whispers to your soul?

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