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"Their Joy Was Full", 1 Nephi 5:7-9

1 Nephi 5:7-9

Sariah declared, "[The Lord hath] given them power whereby they could accomplish the thing which the Lord hath commanded them." (vs. 8)

The commandments of the Lord stretch us beyond our natural capacities, in all respects, that we may become the children of God.

Nephi mentions the joys that his parents felt, several times in these verses. "Their joy was full", "my mother was comforted", and "they did rejoice exceedingly." Because of these deep feeling of gratitude, they offered a sacrifice of their already limited possessions. This was how they gave thanks to their God.

Expressions of Gratitude both expressed and internal are the fruits of righteousness. (see Doctrine and Covenants 78:19)