2 Nephi 7

2 Nephi 7: The Learned will accept God

                See Also: Isaiah 50

“…thus saith the Lord: Have I put thee away, or have I cast thee off forever? For thus saith the Lord: Where is the bill of your mother’s divorcement? To whom have I put thee away, or to which of my creditors have I sold you? Yea, to whom have I sold you? Behold, for your iniquities have ye sold yourselves, and for your transgressions is your mother put away.” (2 Nephi 7:1)

Because of their own iniquities (the house of Israel) have they sold themselves because of their own transgressions. The Lord has the power to deliver and the power to destroy.

Isaiah explains;

“The Lord God hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season unto thee, O house of Israel. When ye are weary he waketh morning by morning. He waketh mine ear to hear as the learned. The Lord God hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back. I gave my back to the smiter, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair. I hid not my face from shame and spitting.” (2 Nephi 7:4-6)

Those who follow the Lord shall not be confounded in the Last Days, open your ears and eyes and turn not your back on the Lord.

Jeremiah 21-22

Jeremiah 21-22

Chapter 21: Judged by Works

Vision when Zedekiah was king he was given advice to submit to Nebuchadnezzar’s forces and live, rather than fight against them and die. Those who stay in the city shall die, but those who go out and submit to the Chaldeans shall live.

God instructs us that He will “…punish you according to the fruit of your doings…” (Jeremiah 21:14) or in other words, we will be judged for our works!

Chapter 22: Pastors will be confounded

The king of Judah must execute judgment and righteousness and protect the needy. If he does not, his house shall become desolation. All nations shall marvel at the desolation. Shallum (Jehoahaz) the son of Josiah will die a captive. Coniah (Jeconiah) the son of Jehoiakim will be given to them that seek his life, and his seed will be forever excluded from the throne.

“Woe unto him…. That useth his neighbour’s service without wages, and giveth him not for his work.” (Jeremiah 22:13)

This shows us that we must not steal and must also not expect anything for free. This reminds me a lot of people who think that they deserve a handout instead of a hand-up. We should never mistreat our neighbor.

In the last days hate will be preached and false teachers will arise, of these Pastors God said; “The wind shall eat up all thy pastors… surely then shalt thou be ashamed and confounded for all thy wickedness.” (Jeremiah 22:22)

Psalms 128-129

Psalms 128-129

Chapter 128: Walk in the ways of the Lord

A Song of degrees

                “Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine… thy children like olive plants round about thy table… thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord” (Psalms 128:3-4)

If a man fears the Lord and follows His commandments… that same man will be blessed and his wife and children will also be blessed.

Chapter 129: Those who are confounded

A Song of degrees

                “Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have no prevailed against me” (Psalms 129:2). Many of us have been through hard times in our lives and might have even ran into some enemies. But if we trust the Lord those that afflict us will not prevail against us.