Monday, April 18, 2005

1 Nephi 2:2-4

"And it came to pass that the Lord commanded my father, even in a dream, that he should take his family and depart into the wilderness.
And it came to pass that he was obedient unto the word of the Lord, wherefore he did as the Lord commanded him.
And it came to pass that he departed into the wilderness. And he left his house, and the land of his inheritance, and his gold, and his silver, and his precious things, and took nothing with him, save it were his family, and provisions, and tents, and departed into the wilderness."
1 Nephi 2:2-4

We've read this scripture many times... even if you just start the Book of Mormon and then get stuck in the Isaiah chapters, you at least get this far. :)  It's part of the opening story, but I think it illustrates some important things about Lehi.  He put God before anything else.  Before his riches, before the complaints of his family, before his own comfort.  I think that is something that I need to work on, and maybe we all do in different ways.  God doesn't always ask us to pack our belongings and leave our homes, but he does ask us to put him first.  Could we leave a job, a house, or a friendship if God asked it?  Today, let's examine what is at the center of our lives... what do we live for? ... and if it isn't God, then let's make some adjustments.

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