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"I will go and do", 1 Nephi 3:5-8

1 Nephi 3:5-8

Nephi said: "I will go and do the thing which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandment... save he shall prepare a way [to] accomplish the thing which he commandeth..." (1Nephi 3:7, paraphrased)

Mary said: "Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word." (Luke 1:38)

Simon Peter said: "Master, we have toiled all night... nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net."(Luke 5:5, abbreviated)

Samuel answered: " Speak, LORD; for thy servant heareth." (1 Samuel 3:9-10)

The Christ submitted himself to His Father with these words: "If thou be willing, remove this cup from me, nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done." (Luke 22:42)

Truly, the commandments of the Lord require faith to execute them. To the natural man, they are foolishness. The decision to obey a commandment of the Lord is the ground work for salvation. The contrast between Nephi and his murmuring brothers reveals Nephi's willingness to trust the Lord wholeheartedly (see Proverbs 3:5).