Friday, June 2, 2017

1 Nephi 14:7 -- On A Marvelous Work

"For the time cometh, saith the Lamb of God, that I will work a great and a marvelous work among the children of men; a work which shall be everlasting, either on the one hand or on the other—either to the convincing of them unto peace and life eternal, or unto the deliverance of them to the hardness of their hearts and the blindness of their minds unto their being brought down into captivity, and also into destruction, both temporally and spiritually, according to the captivity of the devil, of which I have spoken."
1 Nephi 14:7

I really like this... it is a statement from God about something he plans to do in the last days, presumably in the lead up to the second coming.  It doesn't say what it is that is going to be done, but the effects are pretty cool.  It is such an amazing thing that it either convinces you, or forces you to harden yourself against the truth.  I think that idea is both scary and super cool... scary because if we are being kind of wishy-washy about the gospel, it definitely isn't going to work anymore.  It is also cool though, because it kind of just pushes up where we were headed anyway.  There is no middle ground between God and Satan--no independent party to vote for, and no staying neutral.  We have to choose (Joshua 24:15, Moses 6:33, etc.).

That's the other amazing part of this verse--the choice itself.  God is going to do something miraculous, but which *still* allows us that free agency that he gave us so we could learn and grow and become so much more.  He could, of course, make us behave, as he could all along.  But he never will, because he loves us and knows that we need to do it ourselves for it to matter to us, and for us to learn something from it.

Today, let's examine our lives and see where we stand and really think about what direction we are going.  And when we have, let's choose God.  It might take some course corrections and some time. No need to wait for the marvelous work to be complete--let's prepare now, and make sure we're on the side that leads to peace and eternal life.


  1. Yes God is doing something miraculous in your journey,like giving yu an elevator lift to go where yu want to go, (Up to Jesus or down to Lucifer)the choice is mine.Lol😨😨👍.

    1. I like that idea of an elevator to God. Let's remember to go in the right direction. :)


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