Abiding Precepts – Enos 1

Read the full chapter here: Enos 1

Passage #1

Behold, it came to pass that I, Enos, knowing my father that he was a just man—for he taught me in his language, and also in the nurture and admonition of the Lord—and blessed be the name of my God for it—

Enos 1:1

Precept #1

Teach your children – and yourself – in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

What have you learned this week about God and living in His kingdom? Have you adjust the way you are living to match it?

Passage #2

Behold, I went to hunt beasts in the forests; and the words which I had often heard my father speak concerning eternal life, and the joy of the saints, sunk deep into my heart.

And my soul hungered; and I kneeled down before my Maker, and I cried unto him in mighty prayer and supplication for mine own soul; and all the day long did I cry unto him; yea, and when the night came I did still raise my voice high that it reached the heavens.

Enos 1:3-4

Precept #2

Hunger for a connection with God and let that hunger bring you to your knees to search for it.

What does it feel like to hunger for righteousness? What do you do about it when you feel it?

Passage #3

And I, Enos, knew that God could not lie; wherefore, my guilt was swept away.

Enos 1:6

Precept #3

Believe all that God says to you because He cannot lie.

Do you doubt the scriptures and the whisperings of the Holy Ghost?

Passage #4

And I said: Lord, how is it done?

And he said unto me: Because of thy faith in Christ, whom thou hast never before heard nor seen. And many years pass away before he shall manifest himself in the flesh; wherefore, go to, thy faith hath made thee whole.

Enos 1:7-8

Precept #4

Have faith in Jesus – even if you never see or hear Him in this life.

Does your faith limit the blessings God is able to give you? How can you nurture your faith so you can have the blessings God is eager to give you?

Passage #5

Now, it came to pass that when I had heard these words I began to feel a desire for the welfare of my brethren, the Nephites; wherefore, I did pour out my whole soul unto God for them. . . .

And after I, Enos, had heard these words, my faith began to be unshaken in the Lord; and I prayed unto him with many long strugglings for my brethren, the Lamanites. . . .

Wherefore, I knowing that the Lord God was able to preserve our records, I cried unto him continually, for he had said unto me: Whatsoever thing ye shall ask in faith, believing that ye shall receive in the name of Christ, ye shall receive it.

And I had faith, and I did cry unto God that he would preserve the records; and he covenanted with me that he would bring them forth unto the Lamanites in his own due time.

Enos 1:9, 11, 15-16

Precept #5

Pray with all the energy of your soul for as long as it takes to align your will with God’s and seek for the things He wants to give you.

What was the last thing you used all the energy of your soul to pray for? How did the experience change your faith in and relationship with Heavenly Father?

Bonus Passage

And I soon go to the place of my rest, which is with my Redeemer; for I know that in him I shall rest. And I rejoice in the day when my mortal shall put on immortality, and shall stand before him; then shall I see his face with pleasure, and he will say unto me: Come unto me, ye blessed, there is a place prepared for you in the mansions of my Father. Amen.

Enos 1:27

Bonus Precept

Live your life in a way that prepares you to see Jesus face to face and have a pleasant experience.

What do you need to change about how you’re living so you can have a pleasant experience seeing the Lord face to face?

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