I am still working ahead here…. I guess there may be 10 or so posts with no study skill, but I really think that’s okay at this point. We’re going to get some really good meat from here on to the end of the Book of Mormon. These last few chapters and from there on out is pretty darn excellent reading!
Jesus Christ commanded the Nephites to write the words which Heavenly father gave to Malachi. And so Jesus told the words to the Nephites and they wrote: “Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom ye seek shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in; behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of Hosts. But who may abide the day of his coming, and who shall stand when he appeareth? For he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fuller’s soap. And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge then as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.” So a refiners fire burns so hot that it gets the impurities out of the metal that is being liquefied…. and fullers soap is made from vegetable alkali and ashes and some other things, but the point is, it is used to scrub things very clean. Thus we see that Christ will clean and purify at the second coming.
We also read that He is unchanging; this is not the first time I have mentioned this. It is just a fact, one of those truths that needs be accepted. And if you struggle with this idea, ponder and pray on it.
We are reminded to pay our tithes and offerings from Jesus. He tells us not to rob God, and by not paying our tithes and offerings as directed, we are doing just that. He then reminds us to serve him and fear him, because when the day come, those of us that did so will be in the book of remembrance and will be spared “as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.” Do not be prideful and do not serve vain gods. Be righteous.
I know, easier said than done at times, but do your best. When you fail, get on your knees in prayer unto the Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, ask for forgiveness and repent fully.
I leave this with you in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.