What I liked in 1 Nephi 3

Last night we read 1 Nephi 3, and it was late enough that I put off blogging about it until this morning. I did take some notes though, so hopefully I'm not leaving too much out.

This time around, I'd like to share three and a half things (the last one will be continued in tonight's reading):
  1. 1 Ne 3:5 — More about murmuring, again, it's Laman and Lemuel murmuring because they really don't understand what's going on.
  2. 1 Ne 3:6 — This time, we read that Nephi is favored of the Lord because he doesn't murmer against Him.
  3. 1 Ne 3:7 — This one's too good not to quote -
    And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I awill go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no bcommandments unto the children of men, save he shall cprepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.
  4. 1 Ne 3:11-4:38 — This section contains three examples of trying to accomplish the Lord's work.
Since only the first two (failed) examples (in item 4) occur in chapter three, I'll talk about them in this post and the other in my next post:
  1. 1 Ne 3:11-14 — Nephi and his brothers try to do things on their own (Laman trying to talk Laban into giving them the Brass Plates), it doesn't work.
  2. 1 Ne 3:16-27 — Nephi and his brothers try to do things the world's way (they gather up all their treasures and try to buy the Brass Plates); again, it doesn't work.
Leaving the third example isn't much of a cliff-hanger, but it's all I've got. See you tomorrow for the exciting conclusion.

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