Is faith enough to trust the Lord?
Chapters 8-10 explore Nephi, and his willingness to bring forth the fruits of the Lord, in circumstances that could put his life at risk and much unease. His unshakable faith demonstrates that those that speak good of Christ and his teachings may suffer some form of persecution from those around them. However, those that stay loyal and aid towards bringing forth Heavenly Fathers plan shall be blessed eternally. Amos 3:7 comes into mind for chapters eight and nine because it is clear that men soon realise that m knowledge attained by Nephi, must derive from some Godly power, because all that he had prophesied came to pass. It also puts into question on the matter of how much do we trust God, because these men were not led by blind faith. Chapter ten in short explains that the only way to Christ is through repentance, and if man does not repent he shall become the victim of his own sufferings, God also blesses Nephi, by empowering him spiritually and gifting him the ability to bind and loose the heaven and earth.This demonstrates that God keeps to his word when we follow the commandments.
“Trust in the lord and you shall not be disappointed”
“And there were others who said: Behold, he is a god, for except he was a god he could not know of all things. For behold, he has told us the thoughts of our hearts, and also has told us things; and even he has brought unto our knowledge the true murderer of our chief judge.”
Rachael D: Helaman 10:13 says that even after the great miracle they hardened their hearts. It made me ponder over what condition my heart should be so that miracles draw me close of Heavenly Father and not push me further away.
I also like Heleman 10: 4-5 where Nephi is blessed because he has been extremely dedicated to his calling to preach the word of God. He didn’t fear other people but wanted to keep the commandments of God. This is a great example for us and how we should do our callings and missionary work.