Abiding Precepts – 2 Nephi 5

Read the full chapter here: 2 Nephi 5

Passage #1

Behold, it came to pass that I, Nephi, did cry much unto the Lord my God, because of the anger of my brethren.

But behold, their anger did increase against me, insomuch that they did seek to take away my life.

And it came to pass that the Lord did warn me, that I, Nephi, should depart from them and flee into the wilderness, and all those who would go with me.

2 Nephi 5:1-2, 5

Precept #1

Pray about every circumstance in your life and be ready to accept and follow any and all answers the Lord gives to your prayers.


Has the Lord ever given you an answer which wasn’t what you desired to hear? Did you follow it? Was it easy or difficult to do it? Would you do it again?


Passage #2

And all those who would go with me were those who believed in the warnings and the revelations of God; wherefore, they did hearken unto my words.

2 Nephi 5:6

Precept #2

Believe in the warnings and the revelations of God.


Do you believe all that God is now revealing through His holy prophets?


Passage #3

And we did observe to keep the judgments, and the statutes, and the commandments of the Lord in all things . . .

2 Nephi 5:10

Precept #3

Keep the judgments, statutes, and commandments of the Lord in all things.


Do you know what the judgments of the Lord are so you can keep them? How about His statutes and commandments?


Passage #4

And I did teach my people to build buildings, and to work in all manner of wood, and of iron, and of copper, and of brass, and of steel, and of gold, and of silver, and of precious ores, which were in great abundance.

And it came to pass that I, Nephi, did cause my people to be industrious, and to labor with their hands.

2 Nephi 5:15, 17

Precept #4

Be a hard and dedicated worker. Be industrious in all that you do.


How strong is your work ethic? Do you take ownership for the work that you do?


Passage #5

And I, Nephi, did build a temple; and I did construct it after the manner of the temple of Solomon . . . and the workmanship thereof was exceedingly fine.

2 Nephi 5:16

Precept #5

Give God your best work!


When you serve God is it with your left over time, effort, and energy or do you give it the best that you have to give?


Bonus Passage

And it came to pass that we lived after the manner of happiness.

2 Nephi 5:27

Bonus Precept

Live after the manner of happiness.


Do you know what Nephi means by the manner of happiness? Are you living it?

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