Saturday, April 13, 2019

1 Nephi 14:21-22 -- On Seeing and Writing

"Behold, he shall see and write the remainder of these things; yea, and also many things which have been.
And he shall also write concerning the end of the world."
1 Nephi 14:21-22

I think it is interesting that God asks people to write things down.  I think he might know us pretty well... that we have a tendency to conveniently forget the promises that we make, the things that we have seen and heard, and that our memories are quite faulty.

Honestly though, I was thinking... what if we didn't have the scriptures?  What if our memories were not enlarged by the written word?  We would lose out on so much. Yes, of course there are other ways to communicate, at lately to record, but there are a lot of beautiful things that could have been lost or corrupted.

I think that's why God asks us to see and write, rather than just showing us... so that we enlarge our memories and we don't lose those important times that really matter in our lives, because we have written them down.

Another reason is so that he can prepare us for what is to come.  Just because we don't hear about it constantly doesn't mean it isn't coming.  Let's make sure we do as the Lord has asked and prepare ourselves physically and spiritually for times of trial, whether they are super big like the "end of the world" verse, or just getting sick and not being able to get to the grocery store or something.  Let's see and listen to what God has to say, and then let's write it down so that next week when we don't remember quite as clearly, we can refresh our memories and our commitments.

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