Wed - Feb 20, 2008 : 11:30 pm
2nd Nephi : 8
As I read this chapter, I found the question in my head, "why was Nephi prompted to put Isaiah in here?"
One thing I'm noticing in this chapter and the last, is the writing style of Isaiah is quite starkly contrasted against the writing of Nephi. It's wildly poetic.
I enjoyed this chapter as much as I did the last. I didn't understand everything, but I definitely felt some spiritual stirrings throughout.
Verses 12 through 16 give me the impression that God wants us to look at life as it really is. To me, He is telling those of us who are fearing the world more than God, that we should wake up and open our eyes to reality.
As fearsome as the adversary can be, God reminds us in verse 13 that when compared, the fury and power of God is in huge contrast to the supposed power Satan has.
I think about times in my life when I have been wrapped about by the chains of sin, and when looking back with 20/20 vision, I realize that the fear and dicouragment I felt was completely unfounded. The power Satan has is the power I choose to give him. The power God has is inherent to Him, regardless of my choices.
I really enjoyed this chapter.