1 Nephi 1:19 ---Do What Is Right
Lehi was mocked by the Jews because he told them they were wicked and testified of their coming destruction of the coming of the Savior, a Messiah and the redemption of the world.
People don't like to be chastised especially if they need it. They were proud and deliberately wicked.
- Mock-2 Chr36:16 They mocked the messengers of God...and misused them
- 1 Ne. 7:14 They cast Jeremiah in prison and sought to kill Lehi.
- Coming of Messiah- Isa 40:3 Prepare ye the way of the Lord.
- Redeemer shall come to Zion and unto them that turneth from transgression.
- They had slain the Messiah. He should rise from the dead 1 Ne 10:11
Lehi is a “type” of Christ. He preached repentance and the Jews soght his life. He had to flee his home in Jerusalem just as Christ did with his parents when he was young and they were warned to flee to Egypt.
Jesus was persecuted and killed as were many prophets in Jerusalem.
In our lives we may face persecutions as members of the LDS Church or other religions. As missionaries or as Christians. There is a lot of public opinion against our beliefs. Satan opposes righteousness in every way he can.
Lehi did not back down on his prophecies and principals. He did have to sacrifice his beautiful home and all his earthly possessions except some camels and camping gear andleave with his family.
How brave are we? How dedicated are we?
Doing what is right is not always easy but it is vital in our eternal destination.
Which Way Do You Face?
Never cower at the feet of intimidation...help us always remembe which is the first and great commandment . Matt. 22:38
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