Sunday, March 14, 2010

All Things Bright and Beautiful #11

2 Nephi 9:28-29

Historical Setting

After having been called of God and ordained by Nephi, Jacob taught the Nephite people.

Doctrinal Teaching

To obtain knowledge is good if you follow the counsel of God.

Self-Obliged Application

Bear testimony that God's counsel is greater than man's wisdom.

Personal Application

Measure the things you learn in school by what you learn from the scriptures.

28 O that cunning plan of the evil one! O the vainness, and the frailties, and the foolishness of men! When they are learned they think they are wise, and they hearken not unto the counsel of God, for they set it aside, supposing they know of themselves, wherefore, their wisdom is foolishness and it profiteth them not. And they shall perish.

29 But to be learned is good if they hearken unto the counsels of God.

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