Someone of spiritual authority once told me that anyone who read the book of Enos, and marked his scriptures based on importance, would have the entire book of Enos highlighted.
After reading it this morning, I can see why.
The first thing that hit me was the phrase, and my father "taught me in his language". If we read the first book and chapter in the Book of Mormon, we get the same thing. Nephi was taught by goodly parents. I guess good parenting skills are kind of important.
I also wonder what exactly it means to be taught in the language of our fathers. For them, was it reformed Egyptian? For me, is it English? It seems to me that phrase means a little bit more.
Maybe it means that the parents of Enos and the parents of Nephi taught them the things which were important to them. Possibly the plan of salvation? The Atonement? The Gospel of Christ?
The next thing which struck me in this chapter is something which causes me to wonder how many people really understand prayer and God.
Why would Enos relate the words "pour out my whole soul", "struggling in the Spirit", "labored with all diligence", and "wrestle" to the act of praying? I imagine those who have honestly plead for forgiveness really know what that means. Forgiveness doesn't come without doing what Enos did: struggling and wrestling through prayer.
Something else which I thought was interesting is when Enos said that his faith was becoming "unshaken in the Lord". In Jacob 4:6, the phrase, "unshaken in the Lord" is also used. In this case, though, it is said that those with unshaken faith could move trees, mountains, and the waves of the sea. Interesting
Well, I'm out of time for today, but one more thing which I found interesting is the use of the word "hungered", when talking about the things of the Gospel.
The two things which caused Enos to pray and ultimately receive many great revelations was "eternal life", and "the joy of the saints". Those two things sunk deep into his heart.
I love this book, and what I've written is only the tip of what I wish I could.