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"Remember the Lord Their Redeemer", 1 Nephi 19:18-24

1 Nephi 19:18-24

Nephi, in his discussion on the purpose of record keeping, says that the main purpose for his keeping records is to persuade his people to come unto the Lord their Redeemer. He is grateful for the records from the brass plates and points specifically to the records of Isaiah, which he says is of particular worth unto them because of their ability to persuade them to believe in the Lord their Redeemer.

Verse 20 is the verse that the Lord is pointing me to this morning. This is an explanation of the workings of the Spirit and the benefit and blessing of these things in my own life. Perhaps it is even the protection and salvation that giving heed to the promptings of the Holy Spirit has afforded me.

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  1. Hello Brent! I have also studied this chapter lately. I made a list of the words of phrases that seemed meaningful to me, and I would like to share it with you:
    • “And behold he cometh” (v.8)
    • “…they scourge him, and he suffereth it; and they smite him, and he suffereth it… they spit upon him, and he suffereth it, because of his loving kindness and his long-suffering” (v.9)
    • “…the God of our fathers…. The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and the God of Jacob” (v.10)
    • “…yieldeth himself…. to be lifted up”(v.10)
    • “The Lord God surely shall visit all the house of Israel” (v.11)
    • “The God of nature suffers” (v.12)
    • “The Holy One of Israel” (v.14)

    I am thankful to Nephi who carefully studied Isaiah and then shared only the most meaningful parts of records. I agree with you that Nephi's purpose was to persuade people to believe in the Lord. I think Nephi had a great testimony, and his desire was to share it with others.

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    1. Thank you Olga for sharing! As I was reading down your list, I was reminded of Mosiah 14, where Abinadi is also quoting Isaiah 53. It's not verbatim the same, but it reminded me of that. Thank you.

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