Abiding Precepts – Mosiah 8

Read the full chapter here: Mosiah 8

Passage #1

And he also rehearsed unto them the last words which king Benjamin had taught them, and explained them to the people of king Limhi, so that they might understand all the words which he spake.

Mosiah 8:3

Precept #1

Seek to understand the word of God contained in the scriptures and as spoken by His living servants. And if you find it difficult to understand ask someone who does understand for help.


How often do you try to understand the scriptures? Do you ask God to help you understand what you do not? Do you ask others you trust – and that the Lord trusts – to help you find answers to your questions as well?


Passage #2

. . . lest he should look for that he ought not and he should perish . . .

Mosiah 8:13

Precept #2

Seek for knowledge and blessings from Heavenly Father that He thinks you should be asking for. Don’t ask Him for things that are not part of your life’s purview.


Are your prayers lining up with the Holy Ghost? Do you feel He approves of what you are requesting? Or do you feel what you are saying is somehow wrong or not what the Lord wants for you?


Passage #3

And Ammon said that a seer is a revelator and a prophet also; and a gift which is greater can no man have, except he should possess the power of God, which no man can; yet a man may have great power given him from God.

But a seer can know of things which are past, and also of things which are to come, and by them shall all things be revealed, or, rather, shall secret things be made manifest, and hidden things shall come to light, and things which are not known shall be made known by them, and also things shall be made known by them which otherwise could not be known.

Mosiah 8:16-17

Precept #3

Trust the words of God’s chosen seers.


What was the last thing spoken by one of God’s living seers that you attempted to live by or believe? What did you reject but perhaps should not have? What did you want to reject, but humbled yourself to accept and live by anyway?


Passage #4

O how marvelous are the works of the Lord, and how long doth he suffer with his people; yea, and how blind and impenetrable are the understandings of the children of men; for they will not seek wisdom, neither do they desire that she should rule over them!

Mosiah 8:20

Precept #4

Seek for wisdom. Let it govern your choices.


What is wisdom? How do you let it guide your decision making? When did you last humble yourself before it?


Passage #5

O how marvelous are the works of the Lord, and how long doth he suffer with his people; yea, and how blind and impenetrable are the understandings of the children of men; for they will not seek wisdom, neither do they desire that she should rule over them!

Yea, they are as a wild flock which fleeth from the shepherd, and scattereth, and are driven, and are devoured by the beasts of the forest.

Mosiah 8:20-21

Precept #5

Don’t run away from the Shepherd. Run toward Him.


How do you run toward Christ in your daily walk? How, when, and why do you run away? What do you do to counteract the desire to run away from Him?


Enjoyed this post? Read the original post defining the Abiding Precepts project or the post presenting Russty’s Daily Coat.

2 thoughts on “Abiding Precepts – Mosiah 8

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    1. It’s so hard these days to find time to write. Working from home has really put a hold on any personal time at all. Sigh . . . But I’m doing what I can, when I can.
      Thanks for the constant encouragement!

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