Monday, June 23, 2014

2 Nephi 1

In the Promised Land, aged Lehi begins a lengthy address to his family, some of which are righteous, and others who struggle with righteousness.  He said to his sons (v. 15) “But behold, the Lord hath redeemed my soul from hell; I have beheld his glory, and I am encircled about eternally in the arms of his love.”  Our souls are redeemed from hell through the atonement of Jesus Christ.  When Lehi says he beheld the Lord’s glory, I don’t pretend to know what it is he saw.  But knowing that the work and the glory of the Lord is to bring to pass the immortality and the eternal life of man (Moses 1:39), Lehi had undoubtedly seen the glory of the Lord in the countenances of redeemed members of his family.  This joy could be compared to being “encircled about in the arms of [the Lord’s] love.”
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