Abiding Precepts – 2 Nephi 2

Read the full chapter here: 2 Nephi 2

Passage #1

. . . thy days shall be spent in the service of thy God.

2 Nephi 2:3

Precept #1

Spend as much time as you have – all of it if you are able – serving God.

How did you serve God today?

Passage #2

Behold, he offereth himself a sacrifice for sin, to answer the ends of the law, unto all those who have a broken heart and a contrite spirit; and unto none else can the ends of the law be answered.

2 Nephi 2:7

Precept #2

Develop a broken heart and a contrite spirit.

Have you given up something you wanted to do this week in favor of doing what you knew would make Heavenly Father pleased?

Passage #3

For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things. If not so, my firstborn in the wilderness, righteousness could not be brought to pass, neither wickedness, neither holiness nor misery, neither good nor bad.

2 Nephi 2:11

Precept #3

Choose each day which side of the opposition you will be on – preferably the good side.

Was there an occasion this week for you to deliberately choose to be on God’s side of the opposition? Did you choose that way or the other? How did it work out for you? How do you feel about yourself and the circumstances?

Passage #4

And now, behold, if Adam had not transgressed he would not have fallen, but he would have remained in the garden of Eden. And all things which were created must have remained in the same state in which they were after they were created; and they must have remained forever, and had no end.

2 Nephi 2:22

Precept #4

Don’t become stagnant or complacent with your life and who you presently are. Strive for progression in all that you do.

Do you feel stagnant in life or are you making progress as a human being? What do you need to do to initiate the process of progression?

Passage #5

. . . and men are, that they might have joy.

2 Nephi 2:25

Precept #5

Have joy!

What experiences bring you the greatest joy? Do you really know what joy is and how to have it?

Bonus Passage

And because that they are redeemed from the fall they have become free forever, knowing good from evil; to act for themselves and not to be acted upon . . .

And they are free to choose liberty and eternal life, through the great Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil . . .

2 Nephi 2:26-27

Bonus Precept

Choose to be free through the Savior – free from sin and transgression and all the baggage that comes along with them.

How have you allowed the Savior to make you free this week? Was it an active choice to do so? Or did it just happen to you?

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