Day 74: 3Ne13-15 Definition bonus! Ch14v13-14 I often hear people talk about the “straight” and narrow way, but the scriptures say “strait” and refer to the gate. The way is narrow. The gate is strait, which is an archaic adjective that means “of limited spatial capacity; narrow or cramped:” So it makes sense that the opposite is a wide gate and a broad way. Okay, for my thought: I think in the past, I kind of read Christ’s teachings to The Nephites as kind of a collection of principles and doctrine that he wanted them to learn and follow. But it’s occurring to me that he is really trying here in ch13 and 14 to get his disciples to deepen their conversion from surface practices to true heart-based following. I’ve always loved the concept in ch13v22 “The light of the body is the eye; if, therefore, thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.” He’s talking about sanctification, the deepest conversion possible, and it’s only possible through Christ.
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