Monday, November 7, 2016

follow HIs Chosen Leaders- 1 Nephi 20:17

1 Nephi 20:17
Follow His Chosen Leaders
 17 And thus saith the Lord, thy aRedeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I have sent him, the Lord thy God who teacheth thee to profit, who bleadeth thee by the way thou shouldst go, hath done it.

[I , the Lord, have sent him (Israel or Isaiah or both)thy Lord who teaches you to benefit and to lead you the way that you should go. and he has done it.]

because people need righteous leaders and teachers who are guided by the Lord to show them the way

TG Jesus Christ, Jehovah
Jesus Christ, Jehovah

Gen. 2:4
Lord God made the earth and the heavens

3 Ne. 11:14
14  Arise and come forth unto me, that ye may thrust your hands into my side, and also that ye may feel the prints of the nails in my hands and in my feet, that ye may know that I am the God of Israel, and the God of the whole earth, and have been slain for the sins of the world.

TG Guidance, Divine
Guidance, Divine

Gen. 24:27

Ps. 25:9
9  The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.
Isa. 58:11
11  And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
Prov. 3:6
6  In all thy ways acknowledgehim, and he shall direct thy paths.

.James 1:5
5  If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
Matt. 28:20
20  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

10/16 W. Mark Bassett 70
For Our Spiritual Development and learning

Since the Creation of this earth, our loving Father in Heaven has provided direction, leadership, and instruction to His children through prophets. His words have been passed down through these prophets and are saved as scripture for our development and learning. Nephi described it this way:
For my soul delighteth in the scriptures, and my heart pondereth them, and writeth them for the learning and the profit of my children.
Behold, my soul delighteth in the things of the Lord; and my heart pondereth continually upon the things which I have seen and heard.”2
In addition, during past dispensations and in this last dispensation of the fulness of times, worthy members of the Lord’s Church have been blessed with the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost, who aids in our spiritual development and learning.
...Ancient prophets taught this same principle, demonstrating that over time human nature has not changed and that the Lord’s pattern for learning is timeless. Consider this Old Testament proverb: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”11
Isaiah explained, speaking for the Lord, “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”12
Nephi added another witness when he proclaimed, “O Lord, I have trusted in thee, and I will trust in thee forever.”13
Faith and trust in the Lord require us to acknowledge that His wisdom is superior to our own. We must also acknowledge that His plan provides the greatest potential for spiritual development and learning.
...Nephi’s example of seeking knowledge included (1) a sincere desire, (2) humility, (3) prayer, (4) trust in the prophet, and an exercise of (5) faith, (6) diligence, and (7) obedience. This method of seeking is in great contrast to my “prying at the plates,” or trying to force an understanding of things meant to be revealed according to the Lord’s timetable and through the power of the Holy Ghost.

We learn as we are taught by the Spirit. Without it we cannot understand the things God would reveal to us. He has sent us prophets and leaders who are under His direction to help us learn the things that will benefit us. We would be wise to study all the scriptures and especially our modern day prophets who have been sent to us in our time to teach us according to the Lord's will and who are accompanied by the Spirit. We would do well to recognize the Spirit and to be humble and obedient.

2-The Spirit of God Like a Fire is Burning

160 The Still Small Voice

177-Teach Me To Walk In the Light

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