I feel certain that if, in our homes, parents will read from The Book of Mormon prayerfully and regularly, both by themselves and with their children, the spirit of that great book will come to permeate our homes and all who dwell therein. The spirit of reverence will increase; mutual respect and consideration for each other will grow. The spirit of contention will depart. Parents will counsel their children in greater love and wisdom. Children will be more responsive and submissive to the counsel of their parents. Righteousness will increase. Faith, hope, and charity - the pure love of Christ - will abound in our homes and lives, bringing in their wake peace, joy, and happiness.
- President Marion G. Romney

Monday, October 24, 2011

Book of Mormon in 100 Days -- Day 4

1 Nephi 7-10

Some thoughts to consider:
What was Nephi's response when the people in the large and spacious building mocked him and the others who were partaking of the fruit?  Why?

"The intensity of our desire to share the gospel is a great indicator of the extent of our personal conversion." - Elder Dallin H. Oaks


Amanda D said...

I've been behind but I am working to catch up and working to read some every day.

What I noticed as I read these chapters is how truly amazing Nephi is. His true desire is to share the gospel. He has such strong faith and is able to forgive such awful things.

Sometimes I think maybe I'm a litlle bit like Nephi, but in these verses I felt like I was a little bit like Laman & Lemuel in that I tend to forget all the things the Lord has provided me with and I tend to lose sight of the fact that he wants help me with my struggles and hurts.

I particularly enjoyed when Nephi taught about the Holy Ghost in chapter 10, verses 17-18. The Holy Ghost is a gift from God that is given to the faithful.

Michaela Stephens said...

Nephi and those who were faithful "heeded them not." This tells us mockery is not worth listening to. It is something we should ignore. And in fact, ignoring mockery is a much better response than reacting defensively. Reacting defensively makes a person look guilty.