Friday, February 10, 2012

2 Nephi 28:29-30

"Wo be unto him that shall say: We have received the word of God, and we need no more of the word of God, for we have enough!
For behold, thus saith the Lord God: I will give unto the children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little; and blessed are those who hearken unto my precepts, and lend an ear unto my counsel, for they shall learn wisdom; for unto him that receiveth I will give more; and from them that shall say, We have enough, from them shall be taken away even that which they have."
2 Nephi 28:29-30

I love "Wo" scriptures. Not because they are negative or anything, but because I think that it is awesome that God warns us about very specific things. The whole "be ye therefore perfect" can be a little vague... and overwhelming... at times. :) This one is great. Easy to focus on, easy to understand. :) We should definitely never try to get out of reading our scriptures, or say that we have read enough. We should never pretend that God has said all that he has to say, and he is done. :) ... He's not done. He's never done really... we need a lot of extra help, so he has to keep telling us stuff. I also love the second verse here that explains that God's word builds on itself. We can never learn one level or one principle and then say, okay, got it. :) Just like in college or in life... once we learn one thing, that gives us a foundation to learn another. And if we ever stop learning, just like in college and in life... we often forget what we learned previously. I've forgotten so much French, I'd probably have to start over again in 101... and spiritual things sometimes work the same way. Stuff totally leaves our minds unless we keep learning and exercising our knowledge.
Today, let's be open to what the Lord has to share with us. Maybe it is something he has said to the prophets in the past, and we'll get it while reading our scriptures. Maybe it is something that he wants to tell us to help get through this day, and we'll understand it through prayer. Either way, let's continue to listen to God and allow him to help us. :)

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