2 Nephi

2 Nephi 14

As promised, this is another chapter sharing from Isaiah, we read in the heading that this chapter can be compared to that if Isaiah 4.  This chapter has only six verses, so there is not a whole lot to choose from as far as clustering, however, I know that in my heart, if Nephi chose to share these six verses with us that they are important.  2 Nephi 14 reads in its entirety: “And in that day, seven women shall take hold of one man, saying: We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel; only let us be called by thy name to take away our reproach. In that day shall the branch of the Lord be beautiful and glorious; the fruit of the earth excellent and comely to them that are escaped of Israel.  And it shall come to pass, they that are left in Zion and remain in Jerusalem shall be called holy, every one that is written amonth the living in Jerusalem- When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment and by the spirit of burning.  And the Lord will create upon every dwelling-place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for upon all the glory of Zion shall be a defence. And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and a covert from storm and from rain.”

I know that families are of God, and at the beginning of this chapter we see that the women realize that they need to be in a family.  They flock to a man that they can be bound too, with no expectation that he takes care of them, but only wanting to be able to be in a family so that they may be part of God’s kingdom.  And then we learn that everything that is left in Jerusalem that has been made clean is holy.  Have you ever thought of yourself as holy?  I know that I have not, but I do know that I am aiming to be with Jesus Christ as He returns to Jerusalem.  There shall be peace and there shall be comfort. And for this knowledge, I am thankful.

I write this in the name of Jesus Christ, my Savior, Amen.

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