See Ye Shall Know of the Doctrine, volume 1, chapter 17, Justification and Sanctification. A-A; A+; 2 Ne 2:2 he shall consecrate thine afflictions for thy gain. Have we mastered those truths we have been given, and do we yearn for new knowledge? Nephi felt that by now the answer should be obvious to his people. He could have provided us with more important doctrines, but the Lord did not allow him. These are the times when we don't receive the direction we expect. This person and power is the Holy Ghost. To "feast" upon the words of Christ is to have the daily guidance of the Holy Ghost. The way to develop greater spirituality is to feast on the words of Christ as revealed in the scriptures. Nephi had learned by personal experience how to understand scriptures that he did not understand. This seemingly uncongenial habit has arisen because we often refer to the Holy Ghost by referring to his influence rather than to the man himself. And now, how could ye speak with the tongue of angels save it were by the Holy Ghost?” (2 Nephi 32:2) Nephi sees that… "Why not? Here the Holy Ghost is referred to by the impersonal pronoun "it." Thus, feasting upon the words of Christ is primarily to do all things the Holy Ghost inspires you to do. "ye are not brought into the light" What does it mean to be "brought into the light"? Ye must pray always, and not faint; that he will consecrate thy performance unto thee, that thy performance may be for the welfare of thy soul. Wherefore, I said unto you, feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do. "the evil spirit teacheth not a man to pray" Prayer may be defined as yearning for spiritual directions and spiritual intervention. ☼ 2 Nephi 32:1–3: And now, behold, my beloved brethren, I suppose that ye ponder somewhat in your hearts concerning that which ye should do after ye have entered in by the way. I think we can say without exaggeration that never before in any dispensation have the Saints been so abundantly blessed with the words of the Lord and His prophets. One of the most significant happenings in recent Church history is the publication of the new editions of the standard works with the new footnotes and other helps. Amulek also taught us what we should pray about: 'Therefore may God grant unto you, my brethren, that ye may begin to exercise your faith unto repentance, that ye begin to call upon his holy name, that he would have mercy upon you; Yea, cry unto him for mercy; for he is mighty to save. 2 Nephi 32: 8-9 pray.....the Lord tells us to pray. Ideally, as we partake weekly of the sacrament, it would be this specific item we would choose as the subject of our covenanting with the Lord for the upcoming period of time. 'The spirit stoppeth mine utterance, and I am left to mourn because of the unbelief and the ignorance and the stiffneckedness of men, for they will not search knowledge nor understand great knowledge when it is given unto them in plainness, even as plain as word can be.' Be virtuous and pure; be men of integrity and truth; keep the commandments of God; and then you will be able more perfectly to understand the difference between right and wrong-between the things of God and the things of men; and your path will be like that of the just, which shineth brighter and brighter unto the perfect day." They lack the spiritual sensitivity to understand. 2 Ne 32:5 For behold, again I say unto you that if ye will enter in by the way, and receive the Holy Ghost, it will show unto you all things what ye should do. We can only speculate. For behold, again I say unto you that if ye will enter in by the way, and receive the Holy Ghost, it will show unto you all things what ye should do. We expect the Holy Ghost to show us what to do without immersing ourselves in the things of the spirit-searching the scriptures, attending the temple, prayer and fasting, etc. (1 Ne 15:8-11). 9 But behold, I say unto you that ye must pray always, and not faint; that ye must not perform any thing unto the Lord save in the first place ye shall pray unto the Father in the name of Christ, that he will consecrate thy performance unto thee, that thy performance may be for the welfare of thy soul. Now that applies in our day. 2 Nephi 31-32 2 Nephi 31 2 Wherefore, the things which I have written sufficeth me, save it be a few words which I must speak concerning the doctrine of Christ; wherefore, I shall speak unto you plainly, according to the plainness of my prophesying. 32:1And now, behold, my beloved brethren, I suppose that ye ponder somewhat in your hearts concerning that which … And when he shall manifest himself unto you in the flesh, the things which he shall say unto you shall ye observe to do. A careful reading of this verse suggests that we cannot "come," of our own volition, into the light. The restoration of the gospel in its fulness in this dispensation has brought us a more complete understanding of the Lord's plan of salvation and the precious ordinances of the temple. 50-52) "he will consecrate thy performance unto thee", The prayerful individual who is striving to be obedient will be justified and sanctified by the Spirit under the direction of the Lord. The Septuagint and Syriac both read the same as the Book of Mormon. 2 Nephi 32 tweet: Y ponder? The Spirit stops Nephi's utterance. Rather we have to be "brought" in by some person or power outside ourselves. Read 2 Nephi 32:5-9. This occurs most of the time as the individual feasts upon the words of Christ in the scriptures. 2 Nephi … He offers this observation as evidence of the Holy Ghost's presence. The spiritual food is internalized and becomes a part of the individual. Prayer is the one thing we can do to elevate ourselves in God's eyes. And what was the limiting factor? Do we have available to us today a complete definition of the doctrine of Christ? Prayer may be defined as yearning for spiritual directions and spiritual intervention. Sometimes we tempt God with our demands for divine direction. .for when a man speaketh by the power of the Holy Ghost the power of the Holy Ghost carrieth it unto the hearts of the children of men." Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good; yea, when thou liest down at night lie down unto the Lord, that he may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou risest in the morning let thy heart be full of thanks unto God; and if ye do these things, ye shall be lifted up at the last day.' Nephi is still addressing his "beloved brethren" who are his people (, "ye ponder somewhat in your hearts concerning that which ye should do after ye have entered in by the way", Nephi intends: "You are wondering what you should do next, after you have passed through the gait that leads to the strait and narrow path. Scriptures are of little value unless they are feasted upon and searched. Every thought, word, and act is influenced or governed by the nature and extent of one's communion through prayer with Deity. Yea, humble yourselves, and continue in prayer unto him. One definition of the verb "to faint" is to lose one's courage, resolve, hope, or will. Are we regularly importuning the Lord to know what we "should do?". 7 And now I, Nephi, cannot say more; the Spirit stoppeth mine utterance, and I am left to mourn because of the unbelief, and the wickedness, and the ignorance, and the stiffneckedness of men; for they will not search knowledge, nor understand great knowledge, when it is given unto them in plainness, even as plain as word can be. They lack the spiritual sensitivity to understand. "it grieveth me that I must speak concerning this thing" Nephi speaks as though the subject of prayer is so basic that he fears offending his hearers by counseling them on the subject. Cry unto him over the crops of your fields, that ye may prosper in them. Search them diligently. This feasting comprehends all the activities of our lives, and is not restricted to our time spent studying the scriptures, though a secondary meaning of this expression is to proactively, diligently, and enthusiastically study the scriptures or to vigorously search out the Lord's servants and hearken unto their words. The discussion so far has yielded the following structure for the second half or so (beginning with verse 20) of 2 Nephi 26 (plus 2 Nephi 27:1): (1) 26:20-22a, of the latter-day Gentiles: churches/combinations One might well ask the question of the Lord, "In my spiritual growth, what specific area should I be working on now or next?" It may be difficult to execute over the course of a lifetime, but the concept is simple enough that anyone can do it. This. Ye must pray always, and not faint; that he will consecrate thy performance unto thee, that thy performance may be for the welfare of thy soul. Yea, cry unto him against the devil, who is an enemy to all righteousness. How is it that ye will perish, because of the hardness of your hearts? The result of diligent searching is that one becomes as the sons of Mosiah who had waxed strong in the knowledge of the truth (Alma 17:2). ", "why do ye ponder these things in your hearts". He would simply ask the Lord for more understanding. He could have provided us with more important doctrines, but the Lord did not allow him. 2 Nephi 32:8-9 And now, my beloved brethren, if ye would hearken unto the Spirit which teacheth a man to pray ye would know that ye must pray; for the evil spirit teacheth not a man to pray, but teacheth him that he must not pray. 2 Nephi 32:5 by LDS Scripture of the Day | posted in: Book of Mormon | 0 For behold, again I say unto you that if ye will enter in by the way, and receive the Holy Ghost, … This particular phrase refers to an important function of the Holy Ghost that we often fail to recognize. And now, my beloved brethren, if ye would hearken unto the Spirit which teacheth a man to pray ye would know that ye must pray; for the evil spirit teacheth not a man to pray, but teacheth him that he must not pray. Feast, ask, knock – the HG will show the way. For his purposes to be fulfilled, the devil only need separate a man from his God. 2 Nephi 30 & 31 Sorry that this is a little long, but it's worth it! Man cannot negotiate successfully the path of life without direction from the Spirit himself. This means not just receive the gift of the Holy Ghost but to receive the companionship of the Holy Ghost through righteous living and frequent involvement in activities which give the opportunity for the Holy Ghost to whisper in his still, small voice. But, behold, why do ye ponder these things in your hearts? "Loaves and fishes perish, but there is a food which is eternal, 'which endureth unto everlasting life.' Nephi apparently perceives that some of those listening to him are puzzled by his sayings. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2011), 161–78. pray in Christ's Name.....He will consecrate our prayers. What is the doctrine of Christ? (2 Nephi 33:1) A careful reading of this verse suggests that we cannot "come," of our own volition, into the light. 2. They are not here; they do not come to conference. "...We have little occasion to clamor for more revelation when we refuse to heed what the Lord has revealed for our salvation. 2 Nephi 31-32 – Jesus Christ and His doctrine are the only way to eternal life. We cannot afford to do that." Cry over the flocks of your fields, that they may increase. When we feast on the words of Christ, the words of Christ will guide us in ALL the things that we should do. This person and power is the Holy Ghost. 2 Nephi 32 (Below is a list of questions and quotes that help me think about each verse as I read it. Book of Mormon Stories "ye ponder somewhat in your hearts concerning that which ye should do after ye have entered in by the way" Nephi intends: "You are wondering what you should do next, after you have passed through the gait that leads to the strait and narrow path.". But men who have hardened their hearts, men who will not pray, men who will not search knowledge, who are not acquainted with the revelations of God as they have been made known unto us in these books and given unto us in this dispensation, notwithstanding the fact that the knowledge which has been given unto us is plain and easily to be understood. Cry unto him when ye are in your fields, yea, over all your flocks. For if ye would hearken unto the Spirit which teacheth a man to pray ye would know that ye must pray; for the evil spirit teacheth not a man to pray, but teacheth him that he must not pray. 8 And now, my beloved brethren, I perceive that ye ponder still in your hearts; and it grieveth me that I must speak concerning this thing. 1 And now, behold, my beloved brethren, I suppose that ye ponder somewhat in your hearts concerning that which ye should do after ye have entered in by the way. teacheth a man to pray" The Lord has taught us in the Doctrine and Covenants that if a man is properly influenced by the Holy Ghost, he will receive whatsoever he asks for in prayer (see D&C 46:30). "he will consecrate thy performance unto thee" The prayerful individual who is striving to be obedient will be justified and sanctified by the Spirit under the direction of the Lord. For his purposes to be fulfilled, the devil only need separate a man from his God. Because the people had refused to pray. He was obviously restrained by the Spirit. When they will not live in accordance with the revelations he has given, how are they entitled to receive more? The Lord has instructed us not only in the method of prayer (to pray to the Father in the name of Christ) but to pray regarding every endeavor in which we perform any thing unto the Lord. speak the words of Christ.". Even the plainest teachings that man can receive regarding the principle of the "doctrine of Christ," the words of Christ, cannot, by themselves, make him understand this vital doctrine or "bring him into the light." verse 6 "this is the doctrine of Christ" A reasonable summary of the "doctrine of Christ" is found in the introductory commentary for 2 Nephi 31. This blessing of the Holy Ghost applies entirely also to mortal men and women. A couple things that caught my eye today. Chapter 32: "Warm and Fuzzy, Was He?" It is certain that more specific light will be given to the earth when the fulness of the gospel is restored to the earth, but this fact does not invalidate the incomparable value of the principles of the doctrine of Christ discussed herein. The words of Christ teach mankind all things that should be done. 1 And now, behold, my beloved brethren, I suppose that ye ponder somewhat in your hearts concerning that which ye should do after ye have entered in by the way. Perhaps he was constrained by the fact that those whom he was teaching (1) did not seek diligently for new understanding; (2) did not strive to understand what he had already taught; and (3) did not qualify for the ministration of the Spirit of God to enable them to understand what they had already heard preached in plainness. And when he shall manifest himself unto you in the flesh, the things which he shall say unto you shall ye observe to do. Let me tell you. The other verb that the scriptures use to describe our approach to scripture study is "to search.". This bread was available, without money and without price, from the Son of Man." But why? Cry unto him in your houses, yea, over all your household, both morning, mid-day, and evening. Feast upon the words of Christ. verse 9 One definition of the verb "to faint" is to lose one's courage, resolve, hope, or will. Comment below how you follow the example of our Savior Jesus Christ!! . 2 Nephi 32: 7: “And now I, Nephi, cannot say more; the Spirit stoppeth mine utterance, and I am left to mourn because of the unbelief, and the wickedness, and the ignorance, and the stiffneckedness of men; for they will not search knowledge, nor understand great knowledge, when it is given unto them in plainness, … Continue reading 2 Nephi 32: 7 → Read 2 Nephi 33:1-3. The individual will grow spiritually in response to his righteous "performance." Because they had hardened their hearts, even in his day. (I feel like I'm saying that all the time!) This video is unavailable. Watch Queue Queue An important prerequisite step to being brought into the light is to "knock." Wherefore, I said unto you, feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do. But, behold, why do ye ponder these things in your hearts? 2 Nephi 32. The Spirit of the Lord must participate. verses 2-3 "Angels . What assurance did Nephi have from the Holy Spirit regarding his writings, in spite of … . Chapter Summary: Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost--Men must pray and gain knowledge for themselves from the Holy Ghost. "Now what were the consequences of not praying, as they are recorded in this book regarding the Nephite people? (Alma 34:17-27). verse 1 Nephi is still addressing his "beloved brethren" who are his people (2 Nephi 25:2-3) living with him in the land of Nephi. Those who most enjoy this "feast" are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness. To Isaiah 29:21 the Book of Mormon in 2 Nephi 27:32 adds the phrase "and they" to the beginning of the verse. If we do this, we have the promise that He will show us all things that we should do, ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you (Matt 7:7). Even the plainest teachings that man can receive regarding the principle of the "doctrine of Christ," the words of Christ, cannot, by themselves, make him understand this vital doctrine or "bring him into the light." We have members of the Church to whom this ought to be read. And now, how could ye speak with the tongue of angels save it were by the Holy Ghost? But this is not all; ye must pour out your souls in your closets, and your secret places, and in your wilderness. To "search" is to try to understand, to look for personal meaning, to understand historical context, to reference other sources, to find resolution to conflicts, and to internalize principles. This is the food he is prepared to give them; it is the everlasting word, the word of truth, the gospel of salvation. The Lord withholds much that he would otherwise reveal if the members of the Church were prepared to receive it. Jared T. Parker, “The Doctrine of Christ in 2 Nephi 31–32 as an Approach to the Vision of the Tree of Life,” in The Things Which My Father Saw: Approaches to Lehi’s Dream and Nephi’s Vision (2011 Sperry Symposium), ed. 3. The individual will grow spiritually in response to his righteous "performance." Thus, feasting upon the words of Christ is primarily to do all things the Holy Ghost inspires you to do. Nephi has told us that his “soul delighteth in the scriptures” and that he “pondereth continually upon the things which [he has] seen and heard” (2 Nephi … 1986, as quoted in the Ensign, May 1986, p. 81-2). . (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 247), if ye cannot understand them it will be because ye ask not, neither do ye knock, the Holy Ghost...will show unto you all things what ye should do, the Spirit stoppeth mine utterance, and I am left to mourn, the Spirit...teacheth a man to pray...ye must pray always. As Gerald Lund once commented, the difference between reading the scriptures and studying the gospel is the same as the difference between eating and dining. Here Nephi implies that he has observed some inspired teaching being done by his people. verse 2 Here Nephi implies that he has observed some inspired teaching being done by his people. Master the principles that are found therein. 2 Nephi 32 Read online here This chapter says some pretty powerful things about the Holy Ghost, angels and prayer, but what caught my eye was verse four and my new favorite word: "IF" In bold letters I have written below this verse, "It is our responsibility!" There are few other ways to gain greater inspiration as you serve." As the woman of Samaria was invited to drink living water and never thirst more; so they were invited to eat living bread and never hunger more. speak the words of Christ." . Afterward, his brothers contended about the meaning of Lehi's vision, exclaiming, we cannot understand the words which our father hath spoken. (2 Nephi 32:3) To feast upon something is to savor it, to enjoy it, to consume a great deal of it because it brings joy, not out of a sense of duty. About 559–545 B.C. 2 Nephi 32. (Franklin S. Harris, Jr., The Book of Mormon: Messages and Evidences, pp. We expect the Holy Ghost to show us what to do without immersing ourselves in the things of the spirit-searching the scriptures, attending the temple, prayer and fasting, etc. He offers this observation as evidence of the Holy Ghost's presence. The directive in this verse is that we must receive the Holy Ghost. And now I, Nephi, cannot say more.'. They shut their hearts against it, and refuse to search and to find that which the Lord has declared, which is for their eternal salvation and the salvation of all the world. 6 Behold, this is the doctrine of Christ, and there will be no more doctrine given until after he shall manifest himself unto you in the flesh. Satan says don't. What can be more devastating to the devil's cause than this. "I perceive that ye ponder still in your hearts". 2 Nephi 32: 9: “But behold, I say unto you that ye must pray always, and not faint; that ye must not perform any thing unto the Lord save in the first place ye shall pray unto the Father in the name of Christ, that he will consecrate thy performance unto thee, that thy … Continue reading 2 Nephi 32: 9 → The Lord has never commanded the saints to "read" the scriptures; He always commands them to "search" them: search them diligently that ye may profit (Mosiah 1:7)....and search these things diligently, for great are the words of Isaiah (3Ne 23:1). Reference Search: 2 Nephi 32:6-76 Behold, this is the doctrine of Christ, and there will be no more doctrine given until after he shall manifest himself unto you in the flesh. Wherefore, I said unto you, feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do. The power and authority of angels does not exceed in the slightest that of the Lord's mortal servants. We are familiar with the phrase “feast upon the word” and we automatically think of the written word of Christ. 2 Nephi 32:3 Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore, they speak the words of Christ. Chapter 32. But why? Why did he not teach more? 5 For behold, again I say unto you that if ye will enter in by the way, and receive the Holy Ghost, it will show unto you all things what ye should do. The Lord has not forsaken his people, although they have not always put their trust in him." "Revelation is promised us through our faithfulness; so, also, is knowledge pertaining to the mysteries and government of the Church. One truly exciting implication of this verse is that the Spirit is available to us continually if we can only stay in tune. This verse suggests that perhaps this doctrine is incompletely summarized here in 2 Nephi, and that further light will be shed on this doctrine after the Lord's post-resurrection visit to the Nephites. The following verse suggests that Nephi's hearers also were not praying diligently and sincerely. Nephi's response was as follows: 'And I said unto them: Have ye inquired of the Lord? This seemingly uncongenial habit has arisen because we often refer to the Holy Ghost by referring to his influence rather than to the man himself. In verses 2 through 6 he will re-emphasize the profound truth that all spiritual knowledge and direction comes through the ministrations of the Holy Ghost. Through the influence of the Holy Ghost, angels, who are nothing more nor less than people who have passed through this mortal phase and are on special assignment, are able to do and say the same things that Christ would do and say under any given circumstances. . If u rec’d the HG u speak w/ tongue of angels. We’re grateful for additional scriptures that give us more of His word. . Learn the doctrine. However, the authorities are directed by revelation, and this is apparent to all who have the spirit of discernment. (2 Nephi 32:5) "For if ye would hearken unto the Spirit which teacheth a man to pray ye would know that ye must pray;" (2 Nephi 32:8)". Spiritually speaking, "you are what you eat." (The Mortal Messiah, Book 2, p. 371), "More than at any time in our history we have need for greater spirituality. Naturally such people are in darkness. About 559–545 B.C. They are useful if they are "read," but the term "search" implies something totally different. Therefore the Lord closed his mouth, and said, there shall be no more doctrine till Christ comes, so far as you are concerned, and I cannot say more, because the Lord won't permit it. Ye must pray always, and not faint; that he will consecrate thy performance unto thee, that thy performance may be for the welfare of thy soul. I will only try to make a couple of points in this lesson. What about us today? Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore, they speak the words of Christ. And what was the limiting factor? February 2, 2009 by joespencer. What does it mean to knock? Although short, there are quite a few ideas from 2 Nephi 32 that we could spend on, e.g. 1, p. 283). The power and authority of angels does not exceed in the slightest that of the Lord's mortal servants. For further discussion of angels, see the commentary for Alma 29:1. verse 3 "feast upon the words of Christ" To "feast" upon the words of Christ is to have the daily guidance of the Holy Ghost. 9 But behold, I say unto you that ye must pray always, and not faint; that ye must not perform any thing unto the Lord save in the first place ye shall pray unto the Father in the name of Christ, that he will consecrate … Now our challenge is to do as the Lord commanded: "Study my word which hath gone forth among the children of men" (D&C 11:22). They were given for us to "feast" on the words of Christ. Sometimes we tempt God with our demands for divine direction. verse 4 "if ye cannot understand them" "Them" refers to the words of which Nephi had just spoken. The scriptures were not given to us for an occasional perusal, a casual reading, or a brief history lesson. (Doctrines of Salvation, vol. Seek this guidance, and record the promptings that come. "Angels . We can only speculate. 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