Monday, February 2, 2015


It's February 2.  So, did I finish my goal of reading the Book of Mormon in 30 days?


I'm too much of a procrastinator, but I am in the book of Omni. It's a short book. Omni starts it out by saying that he is a wicked man and so he passes the records on to his son. And his son makes an observation that holds great significance. 

4 And now I, Amaron, write the things whatsoever I write, which are few, in the book of my father.

5 Behold, it came to pass that three hundred and twenty years had passed away, and the more wicked part of the Nephites were destroyed.

6 For the Lord would not suffer, after he had led them out of the land of Jerusalem and kept and preserved them from falling into the hands of their enemies, yea, he would not suffer that the words should not be verified, which he spake unto our fathers, saying that: Inasmuch as ye will not keep my commandments ye shall not prosper in the land.
Omni 1:4-6

Knowing that the Book of Mormon was written for us in our day, what do you think of that?  Here we are in America, a nation that makes war outside our land, that allows all sorts of iniquity to progress unchecked inside our land. I have to wonder just how much longer we will be allowed to hold our land. I think we are certainly on the verge of not prospering. We are already in bondage to powerful forces that control our ability to live free and in peace. 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Book of Mormon in 30 days: Day 6

Day 6: 2 Nephi 18-27

I got slowed down by a few days. This part always slows me down. It's hard reading and I had to do a lot of rereading after "taking a little break".  
There's lots of good stuff in there but my favorite verse today says it all. 

1 Now I, Nephi, do speak somewhat concerning the words which I have written, which have been spoken by the mouth of Isaiah. For behold, Isaiah spake many things which were hard for many of my people to understand; for they know not concerning the manner of prophesying among the Jews.
2 Nephi 25:1

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Book Of Mormon in 30 days: Day 5

Day 5: 2 Nephi 7-17

One theme you continue to see frequently throughout the Book of Mormon is the importance of free agency and the consequences of the choices we make with that agency, good or bad. 

My favorite verses today:

23 Therefore, cheer up your hearts, and remember that ye are free to act for yourselves--to choose the way of everlasting death or the way of eternal life.

24 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, reconcile yourselves to the will of God, and not to the will of the devil and the flesh; and remember, after ye are reconciled unto God, that it is only in and through the grace of God that ye are saved.

25 Wherefore, may God raise you from death by the power of the resurrection, and also from everlasting death by the power of the atonement, that ye may be received into the eternal kingdom of God, that ye may praise him through grace divine. Amen.
2 Nephi 10:23-25