Saturday, October 18, 2014

We Talk of Christ

Scripture study is one of the more difficult commandments for the Latter-day Saints to keep, not because it's particularly difficult, but because it can be tedious, boring, or sometimes too easy to do for us to put the importance it deserves in our life.

I'll admit, sometimes the passages we read seem as if they have no relation to us. I mean, 2 Nephi 2, we can perfectly see how the Creation of the Earth, the Fall of Adam, and the Atonement of Jesus Christ relate to all of us. On the other hand, how does the feud between Pahoran, Pacumeni, and Paanchi in Helaman 1 actually affect us?

"And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins." (2 Nephi 25:26) The whole of the scriptures will come to life if we look for Christ in the story or passage. If you seek for such, he will be found.

In Helaman 1, Moronihah ends up fighting the secret band until Zarahemla was reclaimed by the Nephites again. So it is with the Savior, He will fight your battles for you until you have been fully reclaimed. 

No matter the story, the same thing will happen: you can find Christ in any passage. As you look for Christ, the scriptures will come alive. It make take some effort to see: the disciples on the road to Emmaus did not recognize the Savior immediately, but when they did, their sorrow and confusion, turned into great rejoicing. 

He is everywhere in the scriptures. "Behold, I say unto you that none of the prophets have written, nor prophesied, save they have spoken concerning this Christ." (Jacob 7:11). As you read, find Him.