Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mosiah 14

Abinadi then quotes Nephi’s favorite prophet, Isaiah by reading the most sacred of all holy texts, in my opinion, Isaiah chapter 53.  When viewed in the context of Abinadi’s testimony of the Savior, these words of Isaiah take on a clearer meaning.  It shows how the atonement connected us to the Savior.  Note these phrases:  “he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; he was wounded for our transgressions he was bruised for our iniquities; with his stripes we are healed; the Lord hath laid on him the iniquities of us all; for the transgressions of my people was he stricken.”  Then comes the connecting verse:  “when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin he shall see his seed” (v. 10).  I believe that His seed are those who believe in Him.  This suggests to me that while Christ was suffering the atonement, He was allowed to see some, if not all, of the people it would benefit.  If so, that would certainly have helped Him through that ordeal, don’t you think? 

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