Abiding Precepts – 2 Nephi 19

Read the full chapter here: 2 Nephi 19

Passage #1

For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, neither do they seek the Lord of Hosts.

2 Nephi 19:13

Precept #1

Turn to the Savior as a child turns to its father.

Do you ignore the Lord when He tries to call you back to Him?

Passage #2

The ancient, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.

For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.

2 Nephi 19:15-16

Precept #2

Be honest in all you do and lead others to truth. Don’t teach lies and beware of following those who do.

What truth have you shared with someone recently? Are you aware of any falsehoods you have been told?

Passage #3

Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows; for every one of them is a hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

2 Nephi 19:17

Precept #3

Don’t be a hypocrite or an evildoer.

Are you aware of the hypocrisies within you? Do you know how to get rid of them?

Passage #4

For wickedness burneth as the fire; it shall devour the briers and thorns, and shall kindle in the thickets of the forests, and they shall mount up like the lifting up of smoke.

2 Nephi 19:18

Precept #4

Don’t let wickedness consume you.

Are you free from sin? Or does it drive you on to continue as you are doing? Do you let the Savior put the fire out?

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