Friday, August 19, 2016

Humility to follow 1 Nephi 18:10

1 Nephi 18:10
Humility to follow
A photograph of a woman standing over a kitchen sink, paired with a quote by Brigham Young: “Give me patience … until I can understand it for myself.”

10 And I, Nephi, began to fear exceedingly lest the Lord should be angry with us, and smite us because of our iniquity, that we should be swallowed up in the depths of the sea; wherefore, I, Nephi, began to speak to them with much soberness; but behold they were aangry with me, saying: We will not that our younger brother shall be abruler over us.

Nephi was afraid because of the wickedness of his brothers so he began to speak to them and try to persuade them but the brothers were angry that their younger brother would tell them what to do and rule over them.

Laman and Lemuel were rebelling against their hardships. They desired a life of comfort and ease and thought they could have that in Jerusalem. They were proud. They were jealous of Nephi and resented that he should try to lead them and tell them what to do. Even though they had seen an angel, and been shocked when Nephi touched them, they were still fighting it. They were completely lacking in the humility department.

Joseph in Egypt was despised by his brothers
Genesis 37:18-28
 18 And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them,they aconspired against him to slay him.

Cain killed Abel, his brother\
Moses 5:16-41
 31 And Cain said: Truly I am Mahan, the master of this great asecret, thatI may bmurder and get cgain. Wherefore Cain was called Master dMahan,and he gloried in his wickedness.
 32 And Cain went into the field, and Cain talked with Abel, his brother.And it came to pass that while they were in the field, Cain rose up againstAbel, his brother, and slew him.

Jacob and Esau
Genesis Ch 27
Rebekah guides Jacob in seeking blessings—Jacob is blessed to have dominion and rule over peoples and nations—Esau hates Jacob and plans to slay him—Rebekah fears that Jacob may marry one of the daughters of Heth.

Jehovah, Jesus Christ,
This verse also points to the rebellious Lucifer who rebelled against Jehovah and Elohim in the preexistence.
Moses 4:1 And I, the aLord God, spake unto Moses, saying: That bSatan, whomthou hast commanded in the name of mine Only Begotten, is the samewhich was from the cbeginning, and he came before me, saying—Behold,here am I, send me, I will be thy son, and I will dredeem all mankind, thatone soul shall not be lost, and surely eI will do it; wherefore fgive me thinehonor.
 2 But, behold, my Beloved aSon, which was my Beloved and bChosenfrom the beginning, said unto me—cFather, thy dwill be done, and theeglory be thine forever.
 3 Wherefore, because that aSatan brebelled against me, and sought todestroy the cagency of man, which I, the Lord God, had given him, andalso, that I should give unto him mine own power; by the power of mineOnly Begotten, I caused that he should be dcast down;

October 1974 ElRay L. Christiansen (assistant to the 12)
Power Over Satan
How, then, may we resist the evil one? In all his evil doings, the adversary can go no further than the transgressor permits him to go,and we can gain complete power to resist the evils caused by Satan through adherence to the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ.Members of the Church may have the blessing of the Holy Ghost, the prompter, as a companion as well, and when the Holy Ghost is really within us, Satan must remain without. Study of the scriptures, prayer,faithful living of the commandments of the Lord, the discharge of church obligations and duties, being a considerate neighbor, and using the heaven-sent program of family home evenings can provide a basis for having the Holy Ghost as a constant companion and protector,which will result in peace and happiness.

D&C 29:45  For they love darkness rather than light, and their adeeds are evil, and they receive their bwages of cwhom they list to obey.

2016 April-Steven E. Snow
Be Thou Humble

The Savior taught His followers that they must humble themselves as a little child in order to enter into the kingdom of heaven.6 As we raise our own children, we need to help them remain humble as they mature into adulthood. We do not do this by breaking their spirit through unkindness or by being too harsh in our discipline. While nurturing their self-confidence and self-esteem,we need to teach them the qualities of selflessness, kindness, obedience, lack of pride, civility, and unpretentiousness. We need them to learn to take joy inthe successes of siblings and friends. President Howard W. Hunter taught that“our genuine concern should be for the success of others.”7 If not, our children can become obsessed with self-promotion and outdoing others, jealousy, and resentment for the triumphs of peers. I’m grateful for a mother who, when seeing I was becoming too full of myself as a boy, would say, “Son, a little bit of humility right now would go a long way.”
But humility is not something reserved to be taught only to children. We must all strive to become more humble. Humility is essential to gain the blessings ofthe gospel. Humility enables us to have broken hearts when we sin or make mistakes and makes it possible for us to repent. Humility enables us to be better parents, sons and daughters, husbands and wives, neighbors and friends.
On the other hand, unnecessary pride can dissolve family relationships, breakup marriages, and destroy friendships. It is especially important to remember humility when you feel contention rising in your home. Think of all the heartache you can avoid by humbling yourself to say, I’m sorry”; That was inconsiderate of me”; What would you like to do?”; I just wasn’t thinking”; orI’m very proud of you.” If these little phrases were humbly used, there would be less contention and more peace in our homes.

April 16- Bp. Christopher Wadell
A Pattern for Peace

In our journey through mortality, as glorious as our intended destination maybe and as exhilarating as the journey may prove, we will all be subject to trials and sorrow along the way. Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin taught: “The dial on the wheel of sorrow eventually points to each of us. At one time or another,everyone must experience sorrow. No one is exempt.”1 “The Lord in His wisdom does not shield anyone from grief or sadness.”2 However, our ability to travel this road in peace is, in large part, dependent on whether or not we too have a hard time thinking about Jesus.
Peace of mind, peace of conscience, and peace of heart are not determined by our ability to avoid trials, sorrow, or heartache. Despite our sincere pleas, not every storm will change course, not every infirmity will be healed, and we may not fully understand every doctrine, principle, or practice taught by prophets,seers, and revelators. Nevertheless, we have been promised peace—
Lucifer, Cain, Esau,the sons of Jacob all sought to destroy their brothers. Love in the family does not always come easily when members choose not to follow Christ. Peace comes through humility. To be teachable and obedient to the teachings of Jesus Christ.
130 -Be Thou Humble (D& C 112:10)
171- With Humble Heart
270- I will Go Where You Want Me To Go Dear Lord
197- Quickly I'll Obey

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