Saturday, November 14, 2009

2 Nephi - Chapter 7

Isaiah describes the Savior's suffering in sufficient detail to persuade me that he actually witnessed that sacrifice which would happen so much later.  Explaining that the distance we feel or discover between ourselves and the Master is one of our creation not His.  We move away from Christ.  He never moves away from us.  Like Esau, we so willingly sell ourselves for things of naught.  What a blessing it is that after living a perfect life, after suffering and completing a perfect sacrifice, after the most majestic triumph of all time; though we so readily depart from Him, His hand is stretched out still - to recover us.

1 comment:

di said...

4 The Lord God hath given me the tongue of the learned,
5 The Lord God hath opened mine ear,
8 And the Lord is near, and he justifieth me.

“Justification is the placing of a divine seal of approval upon the course of conduct pursued by righteous people. It is the approval of the Holy Spirit of the lives being lived by members of the church. It is a divine ratification of the way of life of the true saints. It is being sealed by the Holy Spirit of Promise.” – Elder Bruce R McConkie

It is amazing what the Lord will do if we walk his way...