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The Lord's Involvement, 1 Nephi 16:7-12

1 Nephi 16:7-12

As I have been reading through this chapter, towards the end I felt that I had missed something of what Nephi was explaining herein. So I've gone back and reviewed this set of verses.

It is the sometimes reflexive references to the Lord God that stood out as being overlooked. I am reminded that the Book of Mormon is an account of the Lord's dealings with his children. The Lord's participation in these verses is as real as were Nephi's and Lehi's. In other words, the Lord was always with them.

What's more, the Lord works in a fairly simple way with His children. Verses 8 and 9 show that once Lehi had obeyed the first set of commandments that were extended to him, then the Lord gave him a new commandment.

What is it about human nature that causes us to overlook the Lord's involvement in our daily affairs? Or more specifically. Even when we know He is with us, we fail to remember that He has all power and all answers.

As they are resuming their journey into the wilderness, Nephi mentioned that they had provisions that had come from the Lord. Nephi understood, and the scripture are replete with this simple yet profound knowledge of, our relationships with the Lord. He made note so as to not forget the source of his blessings and strength.