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Tuesday, February 13, 2007


Day 2- Open Invitation

I missed yesterday's reading. It will take some time to get into the routine of daily reading. I also have to remember to read early in the evening before I go brain dead. I announced to my family that I was rereading the Book of Mormon and invited them to read along, but I got no takers.

Today's quote is really from yesterday's reading, but I couldn't pass it up. The setting is about 3 years since the time the signs of Christ's birth have been given in the American continent. The people are already beginning to doubt the many signs given. It reminded me of the people today. God has given lots of signs that Christ's second coming is eminent. Many signs are listed in the Bible. When disasters occur people shake their heads and say, "It's a sign from God." but do they do anything differently in their lives? Do they repent? Do they return to faith or church? NO, most of them don't do anything until they begin to doubt the events are signs.
3 Nephi 2
[1] And it came to pass that thus passed away the ninety and fifth year also, and the people began to forget those signs and wonders which they had heard, and began to be less and less astonished at a sign or a wonder from heaven, insomuch that they began to be hard in their hearts, and blind in their minds, and began to disbelieve all which they had heard and seen --

[2] Imagining up some vain thing in their hearts, that it was wrought by men and by the power of the devil, to lead away and deceive the hearts of the people; and thus did Satan get possession of the hearts of the people again, insomuch that he did blind their eyes and lead them away to believe that the doctrine of Christ was a foolish and a vain thing.

My God is a god of signs. He gives us personal signs, public signs, local signs and world-wide signs. Why are we so hard in their hearts and blind in our minds?

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