Abiding Precepts – 2 Nephi 16

Read the full chapter here: 2 Nephi 16

Passage #1

Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of Hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.

2 Nephi 16:3

Precept #1

When you pray honor God by declaring His holiness and greatness.

When was the last time you acknowledged Heavenly Father’s greatness, perfection, or glory in your prayers to Him? How did it change the way you felt toward Him?

Passage #2

Then said I: Wo is unto me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips; and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of Hosts.

2 Nephi 16:5

Precept #2

Use clean thinking and clean language.

Does your language reflect someone who is a follower of the Son of God?

Passage #3

And he laid it upon my mouth, and said: Lo, this has touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.

2 Nephi 16:7

Precept #3

When you repent, let the sin and all desire for it be purged from your soul.

As you consider the things you have repented of or are trying to repent of do you still desire to do them? Or have they been purged from your soul completely? Are you working toward that end or fighting against it?

Passage #4

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I said: Here am I; send me.

2 Nephi 16:8

Precept #4

Volunteer to do errands for the Lord.

What was the last thing at church that you volunteered for before it was asked of you to do? How much pleading and begging from your leaders does it take for you to be willing to do the the things the Lord asks and your fellow church members need?

Passage #5

Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes—lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and be converted and be healed.

2 Nephi 16:10

Precept #5

Open your eyes and ears to the Lord, His Spirit, and His word so He can heal you.

Have you ever just let go and allowed the Lord to fill you with His Spirit instead of your own thoughts and beliefs? How did that impact your relationship with Him? Do you think you could do that every day of your life?

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