Abiding Precepts – Mosiah 14

Read the full chapter here: Mosiah 14

Passage #1

Who hath believed our report, and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?

Mosiah 14:1

Precept #1

Believe the reports about Jesus.

Are you skeptical when you hear other people bear witness of God’s arm being revealed in their lives or does it give you hope for that same revelation in your own life?

Passage #2

For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground; he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him there is no beauty that we should desire him.

He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Mosiah 14:2-3

Precept #2

Esteem that which seems of little consequence. Pay more attention to those who do not seem valued by society at large – especially the meek who strive to follow Christ. Seek for truth in those places that popular culture rejects.

Who was the last person who didn’t seem very important by the world’s standards that you gave your full attention to and gave value, merit, and worth to what they had to share?

Passage #3

Surely he has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows . . .

Mosiah 14:4

Precept #3

Let Christ bear your griefs and carry your sorrows.

How often do you feel you have to carry your burdens on your own? How often do you reject Christ’s extended arm to help you? When was the last time you let it all go upon His shoulders so He could carry you through?

Passage #4

All we, like sheep, have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way . . .

Mosiah 14:6

Precept #4

Turn back to the Lord’s way of living life.

Do you know what the Lord’s way of living is? Are you blind to how you may have gone astray from it? Do you know how to get back to it?

Passage #5

. . . when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin he shall see his seed . . .

Mosiah 14:10

Precept #5

Accept and embrace Jesus Christ’s offering for your sins.

In what ways have you rejected the Savior’s offering for your sins? What can you do so that when He comes again He will see you as one of His seed? Can you think of a time when you gave Him everything and He lifted you up and strengthened you and eased your suffering?

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

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