Abiding Precepts – 2 Nephi 1

Read the full chapter here: 2 Nephi 1

Passage #1

. . . that there shall none come into this land save they shall be brought by the hand of the Lord.

2 Nephi 1:6

Precept #1

Establish yourself where the Lord takes you to.

What land has the Lord led you to? Is He trying to lead you somewhere else?

Passage #2

Wherefore, I, Lehi, have obtained a promise, that inasmuch as those whom the Lord God shall bring out of the land of Jerusalem shall keep his commandments, they shall prosper upon the face of this land; and they shall be kept from all other nations, that they may possess this land unto themselves. And if it so be that they shall keep his commandments they shall be blessed upon the face of this land, and there shall be none to molest them, nor to take away the land of their inheritance; and they shall dwell safely forever.

2 Nephi 1:9

Precept #2

Keep the commandments.

What commandment did you keep today?

Passage #3

. . . having a knowledge of the creation of the earth, and all men, knowing the great and marvelous works of the Lord from the creation of the world . . .

2 Nephi 1:10

Precept #3

Seek to know the marvelous works of the Lord – and value the knowledge He gives you above all other knowledge.

What knowledge has God led you to receive? How has that blessed your life and made you successful?

Passage #4

. . . having power given them to do all things by faith . . .

2 Nephi 1:10

Precept #4

Do all that you do by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

How did your faith influence your work today?

Passage #5

Rebel no more against your brother, whose views have been glorious, and who hath kept the commandments from the time that we left Jerusalem; and who hath been an instrument in the hands of God, in bringing us forth into the land of promise; for were it not for him, we must have perished with hunger in the wilderness; nevertheless, ye sought to take away his life; yea, and he hath suffered much sorrow because of you.

And I exceedingly fear and tremble because of you, lest he shall suffer again; for behold, ye have accused him that he sought power and authority over you; but I know that he hath not sought for power nor authority over you, but he hath sought the glory of God, and your own eternal welfare.

2 Nephi 1:24-25

Precept #5

Be honest with yourself about the reality of your behavior and the motives and behavior of others.

Are you so blinded by your own self-importance and vain ambitions that you cannot correctly recognize the contributions of others? Do these things also blind you to the adverse impact of your own behavior on others, your relationships with them, and life’s circumstances in general?

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