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"The Lord Knoweth All Things," 1 Nephi 9

1 Nephi 9

I am reminded this morning of the time frame of the Lord.

In this chapter, Nephi again breaks the narrative to explain the purpose of this record. Similar to chapter 6 where he explained that he is writing the things that are pleasing unto the Lord, here he goes a little further to explain that he is fact keeping two records. One which is serving as a full historical account of his people. The other, these records, are an account of his ministry.

Nephi kept this record primarily because it came as a commandment to do so. Beyond that, it was not shown to him the full purpose of these plates. But he trusted the Lord knew it.

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