Abiding Precepts – Jacob 3

Read the full chapter here: Jacob 3

Passage #1

But behold, I, Jacob, would speak unto you that are pure in heart. Look unto God with firmness of mind, and pray unto him with exceeding faith, and he will console you in your afflictions, and he will plead your cause . . .

O all ye that are pure in heart, lift up your heads and receive the pleasing word of God, and feast upon his love; for ye may, if your minds are firm, forever.

Jacob 3:1-2

Precept #1

Look unto God with firmness of mind and let His word and His love heal and console you.

Can you think of a time when Heavenly Father healed your soul because you firmly believed in His promises? Do you ever reject His healing in favor of holding on to the hurt?

Passage #2

Behold, their husbands love their wives, and their wives love their husbands; and their husbands and their wives love their children . . .

Jacob 3:7

Precept #2

Love your spouse and children.

How do you sacrifice for your family? Do you have sins that keep you from loving them completely as you ought?

Passage #3

Wherefore, a commandment I give unto you, which is the word of God, that . . . ye shall remember your own filthiness . . .

Jacob 3:9

Precept #3

Remember that you have sins and transgressions and that they are more important for you to deal with than focusing on those of others.

Are you blinded to your own sins because others around your are more wicked than you are?

Passage #4

Wherefore, ye shall remember your children, how that ye have grieved their hearts because of the example that ye have set before them . . .

Jacob 3:10

Precept #4

Set a good example – the best example possible – for your children to follow.

Do your children know how to follow Jesus because of your example? How about being a good spouse or parent? Do you need to repent in order to set the right example for them? If so, what are you waiting for?

Passage #5

O my brethren, hearken unto my words; arouse the faculties of your souls; shake yourselves that ye may awake from the slumber of death; and loose yourselves from the pains of hell that ye may not become angels to the devil, to be cast into that lake of fire and brimstone which is the second death.

Jacob 3:11

Precept #5

Wake up to the reality of those things in your life which are keeping you separated from God.

Are you ignoring your own follies, hoping they will simply be gone or somehow ignored when you stand before the Savior? Or are you aware of them and actively doing something to change them?

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