Tuesday, September 27
2 Nephi 13
I was reading in chapter 13 today, and I was getting pretty discouraged just reading about all of the pride that existed among the people. The chapter heading sums it up nicely:
Judah and Jerusalem will be punished for their disobedience—The Lord pleads for and judges his people—The daughters of Zion are cursed and tormented for their worldliness—Compare Isaiah 3. About 559–545
Did you catch that? The Lord pleads for His people. How beautiful is that? Despite all of the wickedness and the pride in their hearts, the Lord still pleads for their deliverance, for their salvation. His love for us is immeasurable, it is infinite. There is nothing we can do that will change His feelings for us. Yet we must understand that every time we sin, every time we become prideful, that causes the Lord pain.
If we truly understood the Atonement, understood the pain and agony that Christ went through for us, we would never willfully sin again.
He loves us, He is rooting for us, He is pleading for us.
So let's do our part, let's make it back.