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Speaking with the Lord, 1 Nephi 17:7-16

1 Nephi 17:7-16

Nephi was one who treasured his communications with the Lord. He remembered well the commandments that he had personally received from Him. The way in which Nephi writes and reasons about these communications--it is evident that he was one to cherish the word of God. In other words, I think he was constantly thinking about it. He worked through in his mind, the sequence of events that had led to communications and the circumstances surrounding the commandments which he had received.

I appreciate further the dialog that Nephi records here, him speaking with the Lord. The Lord begins with instructions (commandments) then allows Nephi to process them and ask further questions.

When the Lord does speak it is in the form of commandments, things that we should do. This is important for me to realize-- that when I ask, and the Lord answers, these are commandments for me.