THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
FROM THE BOOK OF MORMON
In my daily scripture study I love to dig deeply into each verse and take my time to discover just what each verse is about and what the message is for me and for us. I will be sharing some of that insight here when I feel to do so.
1 Nephi 7:18
“And it came to pass that when I had said these words, behold, the bands were loosed from off my hands and feet, and I stood before my brethren, and I spake unto them again.”
The lesson that struck me from this short verse is that :
1- God will bless us to overcome the bands that bind us. Bands might be sin, habits or handicaps or illness or social acceptance or poverty or any number of things. We must pray with great faith for deliverance of our bands that bind us. He will answer our prayers. Maybe not so openly as Nephi's prayer and maybe not with what we think is best but he will hear us.
2-I love this part! Nephi stood before his brethren and spoke to them! They had just tried to kill him but he was relentless in his desire to teach them so that they would be saved from destruction. He would not let discouragement take him. He got right back up on his feet and began speaking to them again! What courage, what tenacity what dedication!
We can follow Nephi's example and get right back up when we are knocked down and bravely and quickly get right on with the good things that we are to do.