Alma 42

God-Demands-Justice 13 Therefore, according to justice, the plan of redemption could not be brought about, only on conditions of repentance of men in this probationary state, yea, this preparatory state; for except it were for these conditions, mercy could not take effect except it should destroy the work of justice. Now the work of justice could not be destroyed; if so, God would cease to be God.

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Refined and Chosen

For, behold, I have refined thee, I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.

1 Nephi 20:10

For Thy Gain

…and he shall consecrate thine afflictions for thy gain. ~ 2 Nephi 2:2

Faithful Seed

Wherefore, because thou hast been faithful thy seed shall be blessed

~ 2 Nephi 1:31

Come out of Obscurity

Awake, my sons; put on the armor of righteousness. Shake off the chains with which ye are bound, and come forth out of obscurity, and arise from the dust.

~ 2 Nephi 1 :23 – 24

They Shall Prosper

…keep his commandments, they shall prosper upon the face of this land; … And if it so be that they shall keep his commandments they shall be blessed upon the face of this land, and there shall be none to molest them, nor to take away the land of their inheritance; and they shall dwell safely forever.

2 Nephi 1: 9

Scripture Highlights from my Youth; Jacob

jacob-2-18RE: This weekend I asked my kids to bring me a Book of Mormon.  They brought me the Book of Mormon I owned in my youth.  The passages in the scriptures that I highlighted are very telling it is like reading a journal.

Jacob 2:17-19

[17] Think of your brethren like unto yourselves, and be familiar with all and free with your substance, that they may be rich like unto you.
[18] But before ye seek for riches, seek ye for the kingdom of God.
[19] And after ye have obtained a hope in Christ ye shall obtain riches, if ye seek them; and ye will seek them for the intent to do good — to clothe the naked, and to feed the hungry, and to liberate the captive, and administer relief to the sick and the afflicted.

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