Book of Mormon Notes– How deep can you dig?

2011, August 23

“Book of Mormon: A Lesson on Food Storage from Laman and Lemuel’s Bad Start—Murmuring; Prophecy; Hearts Set on the Wrong Things; and Unbelief (1 Nephi 2; 3)” by grego

Book of Mormon: A Lesson on Food Storage from Laman and Lemuel’s Bad Start—Murmuring, Prophecy, Hearts Set on the Wrong Things, and Unbelief (1 Nephi 2; 3)


Nephi describes Laman and Lemuel:
1 Nephi 2:11 Now this he spake because of the stiffneckedness of Laman and Lemuel; for behold they did murmur in many things against their father, because he was a visionary man, and had led them out of the land of Jerusalem, to leave the land of their inheritance, and their gold, and their silver, and their precious things, to perish in the wilderness. And this they said he had done because of the foolish imaginations of his heart.
12 And thus Laman and Lemuel, being the eldest, did murmur against their father. And they did murmur because they knew not the dealings of that God who had created them.
13 Neither did they believe that Jerusalem, that great city, could be destroyed according to the words of the prophets…

So, they:
–were stiffnecked;
–murmured against Lehi;
–accused Lehi of being a foolish “prophet”;
–were upset all their precious things (which were really *Lehi’s* precious things!) had been left/ hearts set on the wrong things;
–and now they were going to die.
–didn’t understand God and how he deals with man (even with all that Old Testament history!),
–didn’t they believe that *their* city, *the* great Jerusalem, could be destroyed.

Then, when asked to go back and get the brass plates, Lehi says that they say:
1 Nephi 3:5 …it is a hard thing which thou hast required of them; but behold I have not required it of them, but it is a commandment of the Lord.

Let’s shift over to food storage. Do we have the same attitudes towards this much simpler commandment that has come from the Lord?

If you haven’t done yours yet, which one is it?

Is it too hard? It won’t/ *can’t* happen to you (especially in Utah)? It won’t/ *can’t* happen where you live? You’ll be ok because you haven’t committed any big sin? You’ll be worse off if you did it than if you didn’t? It costs too much, and you’ll have to sacrifice too many precious things? The prophets don’t really know, it’s just good ideas, or maybe stupid ideas? Or is your neck too stiff?

Repent, get your food storage! Be faithful like Nephi, and receive blessings like Nephi.

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