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Helaman 10-12 n Helaman 10 : Nephi sorrows over the wickedness of the Nephites and is given personal comfort from the Lord. n Helaman 11: He asks the Lord to chasten the people with famine. n Helaman 12: Mormon laments the instability of men.
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Nephi’s Comfort Pondering precedes revelation and comfort n Helaman 10: 2, 3 n 1 Nephi 11: 1 n n n We pay too little attention to the value of meditation, a principle of devotion . In our worship there are two elements: One is spiritual communion arising from our own meditation; the other, instruction from others, particularly from those who have authority to guide and instruct us. Of the two, the more profitable introspectively is the meditation. Meditation is the language of the soul. It is defined as "a form of private devotion, or spiritual exercise, consisting in deep, continued reflection on some religious theme." Meditation is a form of prayer. … n Teachings of the Presidents of the Church, David O. McKay, p. 29
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Nephi’s Comfort (continued) Besides pondering, what were the other important predecessors of Nephi’s comfort: n Helaman 10: 4 n [declared the word] with unwearyingness n not feared men n not sought thine own life n sought [the Lord’s] will, and to keep [his] commandments. n What source of comfort that many people commonly rely on did the Lord specifically not mention to Nephi? n How others received Nephi’s testimony
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Nephi’s great grandfather, Alma, received comfort under similar circumstances Alma 8: 14-15 n 14 And it came to pass that while [Alma] was journeying thither, being weighed down with sorrow, wading through much tribulation and anguish of soul, because of the wickedness of the
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