26. The Division


Scriptures: 2 Nephi 5

Book of Mormon Student Manual

The Book of Mormon Student Manual: Chapter 8: 2 Nephi 4–8 

Separate Ourselves from Wickedness
“We Did Prosper Exceedingly”
“After the Manner of Happiness”
The Lamanites Were Cursed


Journal Prompt: 

In 2 Nephi 5:5–8 the Lord warned Nephi to “flee into the wilderness.” Are there aspects of your life that mirror Nephi’s situation? Are there influences from friends, entertainment, work, school, or media that merit consideration of moving away from them?

President Gordon B. Hinckley has counseled: “Keep balance in your lives. Beware of obsession. Beware of narrowness. Let your interests range over many good fields while working with growing strength in the field of your own profession” (“Four Imperatives for Religious Educators” [address to Church Educational System religious educators, Sept. 15, 1978], 3). Read 2 Nephi 5:10–18, 26–27 and identify principles that you could learn about or learn to live that would help you make a greater contribution in the world.

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