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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

2 Nephi Chapter 18

Read it HERE

The things that I found interesting in this chapter, starts at verse 16. Isaiah instructs us to "bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples". We have to solidify our testimonies (be learning about the gospel principles, and practicing them). Then, in verse 19,

19 And when they shall say unto you: Seek unto them that have afamiliar spirits, and unto bwizards that peep and mutter—cshould not a people seek unto their God for the living to hear from the dead?

  20 To the alaw and to the testimony; and if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

I find this interesting because I think one of the most trying parts of life is making the right choices. But how do we even know what the right choice is? We have to learn so that we know. If we don't know how to tell evil from righteousness, we will rarely make the choices that bring us closer to our Savior. In the scriptures there are countless times that we are told how to discern evil from righteousness. These versus are one of these. Sorcery is not God's way. If we desire "for the living to hear from the dead", we should not seek the ways of the world (sorcery) we should seek God. simple. Now I am in no wise saying that we can expect to hear from the dead... it's simply an example of how to discern the right way to do things.

Yet, of all the times I have read the Book of Mormon, I have never really thought of it like that. Makes me wonder what else I miss!!!


1 comment:

Elise said...

You really put this thought down well. I hadn't thought of it quite that same way, either. Isn't it powerful? It makes me more grateful for the times I am tempted.