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2011, December 5

Book of Mormon | “Lehi: His Faithfulness Changes ‘the Path to Death’ into ‘the Path to Safety’ (1 Nephi 2:1-2)” by grego

Book of Mormon | Lehi: His Faithfulness Changes “the Path to Death” into “the Path to Safety”

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When Lehi finds out that Jerusalem and its inhabitants will be destroyed and some carried away, he could have been safe by running away, but NO, not Lehi! He chose to do what most would call the dumbest thing: he told the wicked people that they were wicked, and warned of the coming destruction.

He prophesies of the destruction of Jerusalem and its inhabitants, and surprise! surprise! many people didn’t like that message and wanted to kill him:
1 Nephi 2:1 For behold, it came to pass that the Lord spake unto my father, yea, even in a dream, and said unto him: Blessed art thou Lehi, because of the things which thou hast done; and because thou hast been faithful and declared unto this people the things which I commanded thee, behold, they seek to take away thy life.
2 And it came to pass that the Lord commanded my father, even in a dream, that he should take his family and depart into the wilderness.

Isn’t that interesting? “You are blessed because people want to kill you!” Why? Because he had been faithful. The very path that put his life in most jeopardy, was the very way to safety.

Before, the only two options Lehi knew were death or captivity. The Lord gave Lehi another option because of his faithfulness in the face of death: leave Jerusalem under His guidance.

Lehi took it.

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