Sometimes we skip over Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, because let’s face it, reading Isaiah with all of his poetic language, imagery, and symbols can be a little overwhelming! I’ve decided to create a little video series that can help facilitate your learning. We begin with 1 Nephi 20, the first place in the Book of Mormon in which Nephi quotes Isaiah from the brass plates. We’re going slowly on this first video, only covering two verses as we begin to unlock why Nephi quoted Isaiah and why the Lord commanded us to study Isaiah’s words, he said –
And now, behold, I say unto you, that ye ought to search these things. Yea, a commandment I give unto you that ye search these things diligently; for great are the words of Isaiah. 3 Nephi 23:1
My hope is that this will be a helpful tool for you. I truly believe that it is important for us as disciples of Christ to understand the scriptures. President Monson stated –
“Participate in daily scripture study. Crash courses are not nearly so effective as the day-to-day reading and application of the scriptures in our lives. Become acquainted with the lessons the scriptures teach. … Study them as though they were speaking to you, for such is the truth.” President Thomas S. Monson Be Your Best Self, April 2009
So grab your scriptures, journal, and a pen or pencil and enjoy!
Oh, and just a note, I feel that prayers are so very sacred that I didn’t want to film it. I said a prayer off camera before. I invite you to pray before you watch and study with the video, so that you will learn the message that the Lord has for you.
Topics that are found in this video:
- Jacob, Joseph, Asenath, Manasseh, and Ephraim,
- House of Israel
Scripture verses that we use in the Video:
Pictures were taken from:
- LDS Media Library
- Israel Blesses Ephraim with the Birthright, D. Keith Larson
- Enoch and His People Are Taken Up to God (City of Zion Translated or City of Zion Is Taken Up), by Del Parson