Christ visits the Americas

Christ visits the Americas

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

1 Nephi 3: 13

"And behold, it came to pass that Laban was angry, and thrust him out from his presence; and he would not that he should have the records. Wherefore, he said unto him: behold thou art a robber, and I will slay thee." 

Laban, having the responsibility of keeping the records, would lose a lot of his position in the eyes of the people if he for some reason or other lost the records. This request being an extreme and very unreasonable in many ways would make anyone in this position angry. But Laban goes beyond the necessary by threatening to kill Laman. Proving Laban's wickedness was pretty far along the scale.

#Gloss

Laban, himself responsibility have hold care for book. Himself loose respect if happen book disappear. Laman ask for book whew, crazy. Laban silly mad. he danger kill Laman. Laban sin bad dirty spirit have. 

1 Nephi 3:12

"And he desired of Laban the records which were engraven upon the plates of brass, which contained the plates of brass, which contained the genealogy of my father." 

After a short period of time Laman asked for the plates, explaining the reasoning of wanting them for the genealogy of Lehi. But failing to mention anything about being commanded by God. Not that Laban would have listened, he being a wicked man also. Which is funny. In doing the errand of the Lord neither of the men mentioned in this verse are followers of God in any sense of the words.

#Gloss

Time pass Laman ask plates have can? Explain want why? for generation of Lehi. But say none about God Himself send Laman get plates. Laban listen if talk about God really? No. Funny, Both men in verse doing command of Lord, none true-biz follow Lord. 

1 Nephi 3:11

"And we cast lots- who of us should go in unto the house of Laban. And it came to pass that the lot fell upon Laman; and Laman went in unto the house of Laban, and he talked with him as he sat in his house." 

This is apparently a pretty common way of choosing a person fro a specific assignment. The lots fell on Laman and he had the responsibility to go to Laban's house and ask for the plates. So, Laman went to Laban's house and tried to ease the question by talking to Laban before asking for the plates. This is pretty smart, talking to one and getting to know them is the best way of asking for something that seems not to be easy to obtain any other way.

#Gloss

Throw lot often use long ago. Laman himself choose go house Laban. Need obtain plate, book from Laban. Laman himself go house and chat. get know Laban before need ask for book. Smart, talk person before ask need thing maybe hard receive. 

1 Nephi 3:10

"And it came to pass that when we had gone up tot he land of Jerusalem, I and my brethren did consult one with another." 

After three days of traveling the four brothers got together and talked about how they were going to get the plates from Laban. As said before this would be a daunting task and would take a lot of courage. So, they probably came up with several approaches to get the plates. This would have been a terrifying task, yet Sam and Nephi were the only two really willing to be there in the first place. Laman and Lemuel were less likely to want to try anything beyond the normal level of activity. They have proved their loyalty before with murmuring words against their father and the words of the Lord.

#Gloss

Nephi brother++ arrive, travel three day fsh. Happen they together talk, plan receive plate how? Try get plates scary why? Laban top man. courage True-biz need. Brother+++ plan many thing probably. Sam Nephi want work follow Lord, Laman, Lemuel not. Laman, Lemuel try hard not, they before show follow how much? They complain, not listen father or Lord His word. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

1 Nephi 3:9

"And I, Nephi, and my brethren took our journey in the wilderness, with our tents, to go up to the land of Jerusalem."

Here, I am pretty sure it took Nephi, Sam, and Lehi to convince Laman and Lemuel to be obedient. Finally, they packed up what they needed and traveled three days back to Jerusalem. The travel alone would have been tiring, but imagine having two brothers complaining the whole way as well. It was probably very hard, not to mention the fact that it did take them three days to go down to the wilderness, it would have taken them just as long to go back to Jerusalem.

#Gloss

Myself think much work need convince Laman, Lemuel obey God must. Pah, success themself pack. Travel three day J-city. Travel hard include brother+ complain+ whole time same. Tru-biz hard three day travel hard arrive wilderness, three day #SK J-city need. Wow.

1 Nephi 3:8

"And it came to pass that when my father had heard these words he was exceedingly glad, for he knew that I had been blessed of the Lord." 

Lehi was overjoyed that Nephi would hearken and listen to the Lord and to His will. He recognized in Nephi a faithful follower of God, a man willing to do all he was commanded. The blessings of God lay on Nephi, giving him the strength needed to follow and do all that was asked. Here we see all we can become if we follow the Lord diligently. We can become like Nephi and find faith to follow and endure to the end.

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Lehi happy, why? Nephi listen Lord will. Lehi see Nephi, himself, faithful follow God. Willing do thing CL:list God inform command.God His blessing give, who? Nephi, give strong need follow fsh thing ask do. We become same Nephi can. How follow God eager. We endure end can.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

1 Nephi 3:7

"And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them." 

My personal favorite scripture, because of the willingness of Nephi to do whatever he was asked by the Lord to accomplish. Nephi helps us to see here that with every commandment ever given there is a way to succeed. Much like a loving earthly father who asks his child to do something, he helps give them a way the child can. Heavenly Father does too, even though sometimes the way does not seem like the way we could want to go. There is a way for all commandments to be accomplished.

There is a well known proverb that is, "There is an easy way and a Right way." As we look at ourselves ask, "do I want the easy way or the right way?" Each way may get us to the destination, yet only one really helps us become a stronger person. This is the Lord's way. He wants us to be stronger and better. And He gives a way that we can do just that. Amazing, isn't it? We are so loved  ass to know the way and be helped to succeed."

#Gloss
My prefer scripture, why? Nephi himself willing thing from God do. Nephi help us see and do thing understand we need do. Same dad here earth ask do thing, he help us pah, succeed. Heavenly Father same commandment from Him we do can.

We know one way right, one way easy. Easy and right go same place, but one not help strong. Other help strong. Lord His way right. We accomplish pah, can. Whew. Us loved by God and know way right and good pah, succeed can.