2 Nephi 1 - Shake off the Chains

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Wednesday February 7, 2024

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Keeping the commandments brings blessings:

And he hath said that: Inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments ye shall prosper in the land; but inasmuch as ye will not keep my commandments ye shall be cut off from my presence. 2 Nephi 1.20

Think about it. Keeping the commandments means being honest, being kind, being respectful, finding a way to help others. Not being lazy. Being productive.

Literally, nobody can prosper without keeping some commandment. Without finding a way to meet someone’s need.

I also like this verse:

Awake, my sons; put on the armor of righteousness. Shake off the chains with which ye are bound, and come forth out of obscurity, and arise from the dust. 2 Nephi 1.23

It’s a rallying cry we can all relate to. We are all bound with chains in life. But we don’t have to be. The call to “rise up” is a call to shake the chains to hold you bound. Arise from the dust!

Break free from the chains # Meaning

It makes me wonder: what are the chains that hold me bound? Perhaps there are limiting beliefs.


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