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"Concerning the Last Days," 2 Nephi 26:14-33

2 Nephi 26:14-33

The footnotes to verse 20 are quite insightful as to where true power lies: in humility.  The Lord places stumbling blocks in our paths when we know the right way and turn from it.

The work of the Lord is accomplished by the humble and weak things of the earth. The poor in Spirit are greater than the mighty ones for they have access to the grace and Spirit of God. Christ, the Lord, placed himself among the humble and poor things of the earth.

"But the laborer in Zion shall labor for Zion; for if they labor for money they shall perish,"(vs. 31). See also Doctrine and Covenants 38:39 which says, "but beware of pride, lest ye become as the Nephites of old."

Coming back to this entry after having let it sit for a couple of days, I appreciate the title even more: "Concerning the Last Days."  At no other time in the history of the world, has the work of the Lord been so uninhibited. It is interesting to note that as part of this prophecy concerning the last days, Nephi discussing things like the equality of the doctrine, "Behold, doth he cry unto any, saying: Depart from me? Behold, I say unto you, Nay;" (vs.25).