Day 83: Ether1-2 The story of Jared and his brother and their people is really interesting. I love how the Lord covenants with them to lead them to a choice land, and I relate it to how He will lead us if we will let Him. Ch2v6 They were “directed continually by the hand of the Lord.” Yet sometimes we forget to seek his help and distance ourselves. I’m grateful for the hope it gives me that the brother of Jared saw such great things, yet the Lord even had to chasten him for forgetting for a time. V14 “And for the space of three hours did the Lord talk with the brother of Jared, and chastened him because he remembered not to call upon the name of the Lord.” The Lord tells him, “the mountain waves shall dash upon you. Nevertheless, I will bring you up again out of the depths of the sea… Ye cannot cross this great deep save I prepare you against the waves of the sea, and the winds which have gone forth, and the floods which shall come.” It’s a great comfort to me that the Lord has prepared me for the struggles that I encounter in this life.
- Book of Mormon Day 82
- Book of Mormon Day 84