Friday, December 21, 2007

Scriptures about Abundance

Since learning a lot of these Abundant life concepts, I've been looking at life quite differently.  For the past few months in my scripture study, when I notice a scripture that teaches Abundant principles, I make a not of it.  I would really like to hear what people have to say about these scriptures and maybe we could develop a list of scriptures that teach these concepts.  Here are a few that I have noted recently:

2 Nephi 28:30 "...for unto him that receiveth, I will give more"

3 Nephi 26:9 "...and if it shall so be that they shall believe these things then shall the greater things be made manifest unto them."

D&C 46:112 -All of us our given unique abilities and talents (gifts) "...that all may be profited thereby"  Do we believe that our own gifts can touch the lives of all, in other words, everyone in the world?

1 Nephi 2:1 This one is obvious on the surface, but teaches an interesting principle: "...Blessed art thou Lehi, because of the things which thou hast done."  We live in a world of Cause and Effect.  Our actions and thoughts are the cause.  The results of those choices are the effect.  In order to be "blessed" as Lehi, we must realize that it is our responsibility to engage in correct causes (do the necessary things), to receive the desired effects, which, in this case are the blessings.  IT IS UP TO US TO OBTAIN THE BLESSINGS!
 
1 Nephi 2:4 Apparently Lehi and most of his family were detached from their material possessions realizing that material things have no intrinsic value.  People are assets and this scripture makes a note that Lehi had his family with him.

MW

1 comment:

Adam said...

Great post Matt.
AR