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Because They Knew Not God, 1 Nephi 2:10-13

1 Nephi 2:10-13

After counseling Laman to always be a source of righteousness, he instructs Lemuel to be "firm and steadfast, and immovable in keeping the commandments of the Lord!" Clearly these are characteristics that Lehi prized in his own life and in the lives of others.

Laman and Lemuel murmured "because they knew not the dealings of that God who had created them." So that was their problem--easily diagnosed by Nephi. Yet how did Nephi come to this conclusion? Because they could not understand their position before God, they lacked the perspective to see anything else clearly. Their priorities and prerogatives, the things that they valued as important in their young lives, had been altogether stripped from them in following their father into the wilderness. Of course, they were on the defensive. Their failure to see the larger picture consequently led them to murmuring and violence.


  1. Brent,

    It looks like you have a great start to a great blog. I've subsribed to your blog and look forward to reading your insights.



  2. Thanks Don,
    I've approached this blog with a very specific purpose of recording personal impressions as I study. It's taken the place of my personal study journal. Of course, this has the advantage of being able to share with anyone that's interested in reading and getting their thoughts and impressions.

    This blog will require of you a degree of spiritual sensitivity as a reader and contributor. The things discussed here are not political, they're not social, they're not psychological, they're not critical-- they are primarily spiritual. It's good to have you on board.



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