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Obedience to Commandments, 1 Nephi 2:1-4

1 Nephi 2:1-4

Chapter two, verse one validates what we discussed yesterday about Lehi's faith requiring him to do something. The Lord has now again appeared unto him in a dream and calls him "Blessed" because of the things which he did. We also learn that he went and prophecied before the people because the Lord had commanded him to.

Because of Lehi's faithfulness to the commandments, the people now sought his life. Therefore the Lord gave him a commandment to protect him. Commandments are protection. Nephi felt it important to point out that his father was obedient to the commandments, and that is why he fled with only his family away from Jerusalem.

Motives are important. Lehi was not fleeing out of fear. He was leaving out of obedience.