If We Can Exercise Faith

“The Lord can and will speak to us as well. If we can exercise faith as did Nephi and obtain a similarly humble “lowliness of heart,” then we can have strength to face our problems as he did—and few people in history have had greater problems than he.” +23   

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Prophetic Calling

“Most of us can’t imagine being transported to the tops of mountains, or shocking our enemies, by pointing a finger at them, or seeing 2,600 years into the future, but Nephi’s faith was sufficient for these physical wonders as well as the visitations we most frequently associate with the prophetic calling.” +23   

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Heavenly Influence

“It is not easy to attempt an assessment of the length and breadth of this great man’s faith, a faith so strong that ordinary characteristics seem obliterated by an overwhelming heavenly influence.” +22   

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Exemplary Standard

“Here we have an exemplary standard for all fathers and sons, one that has not been obscured at all by the centuries, but which is made even more relevant in our time by the dissolution of proper love and authority in many modern families.” +23   

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He Observes

“He observes every role of decorum in relation to his father’s patriarchal role. He believes all that his father declares and seeks his direction before launching into his inspired enterprises.” +24   

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Invitation To Embrace The Gospel

“Love followed rebuke and exhortation. We sense some of his sorrow when his brothers rejected the invitation to embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ. “I did frankly forgive them all that they had done,” he says of his early life, and years later he wrote, “I pray continually for them by day, and mine eyes […]

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Lesson To All Mankind

“It is the human, mortal expression of a contest between right and wrong. The opposing forces are magnified here until the differences are unmistakable. I have often thought that Nephi was inspired to document this opposition in detail as a lesson to all mankind.” +23   

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Like All Of Us

“Like all of us, Laman and Lemuel were born with some personality predispositions developed in the preexistence. We cannot attribute their reactions to Nephi’s righteousness only as sibling rivalry.” +23   

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