Book of Mormon Notes– How deep can you dig?

2010, September 29

“If You Look, You Will Find: The Book of Mormon is a Modern-Day Liahona” by grego

If You Look, You Will Find: The Book of Mormon is a Modern-Day Liahona

(c) 2010

Book of Mormon reading has been difficult the past little while.

Two days ago, I read the following section. Then I read it again yesterday, with a little more effort and hope, and I suddenly wondered if it had to do with me and my situations and what I’ve been trying to do.

Mosiah 7:17 And now, it came to pass on the morrow that king Limhi sent a proclamation among all his people, that thereby they might gather themselves together to the temple, to hear the words which he should speak unto them.
18 And it came to pass that when they had gathered themselves together that he spake unto them in this wise, saying: O ye, my people, lift up your heads and be comforted; for behold, the time is at hand, or is not far distant, when we shall no longer be in subjection to our enemies, notwithstanding our many strugglings, which have been in vain; yet I trust there remaineth an effectual struggle to be made.
19 Therefore, lift up your heads, and rejoice, and put your trust in God, in that God who was the God of Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob; and also, that God who brought the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt, and caused that they should walk through the Red Sea on dry ground, and fed them with manna that they might not perish in the wilderness; and many more things did he do for them.
20 And again, that same God has brought our fathers out of the land of Jerusalem, and has kept and preserved his people even until now; and behold, it is because of our iniquities and abominations that he has brought us into bondage.
21 And ye all are witnesses this day, that Zeniff, who was made king over this people, he being over-zealous to inherit the land of his fathers,

It’s discouraging; there is still to do; I’ve been in bondage to these “enemies” for a long time; I’ve made many attempts to escape, but mainly in vain; still, God is a god of miracles; I got myself into much of these predicaments, whether by disobedience, lack of knowledge, stupidity, zeal, etc.

Such a match-up! It was touching. I’ve felt that way about some of my situations, and I have been diligently trying to overcome them for years; it can be summarized in five words: lots of effort, little gain. (It’s helped others a lot, but not really myself.) Is my time finally close??

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