Understanding the Scriptures
|Expedient (v. 1)||Appropriate, desirable|
|Teasings (v. 1)||Repeated requests|
|Endeavor (v. 12)||Try|
|Subjection (vv. 18, 22)||Under the control of others|
|Effectual (v. 18)||Effective|
|Over-zealous (v. 21)||Too eager|
|Craftiness (v. 21)||Deceptive means|
|Succor (v. 29)||Help, assist, aid|
|Hedge up (v. 29)||Block|
Mosiah 7:1–6—Where Was the Land of Lehi-Nephi in Relationship to the Land of Zarahemla?
Sometime after King Mosiah I (the father of King Benjamin) arrived in Zarahemla, a group of people wanted to go back to the land of Nephi. The first group that went failed because of contention (see Omni 1:27–28). A second group, led by Zeniff, succeeded in establishing a settlement in the land of Lehi-Nephi (see Omni 1:29–30; Mosiah 7:9, 21). About 50 years later, King Mosiah II sent a group under the leadership of Ammon to find out what happened to Zeniff’s people (see Mosiah 7:1–6). For more information, see “Possible Book of Mormon Sites (in Relation to Each Other)” (p. 203).
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A or B as you study Mosiah 6–7.
Write Your Own Record
King Benjamin asked that a record be made of those people who made the covenant to follow Jesus Christ (see Mosiah 6:1). Today in the Church we also keep records. Every member of the Church has a record that shows family relationships and important dates. Just as the people of King Benjamin, your name has been recorded as one who made a covenant with Christ. List several important events that have and will occur in your life. For those events that have already occurred, also list the dates.
Write a Letter
Suppose you lived at the time of Limhi and you had family members who were ill and unable to hear Limhi’s speech to his people. Study Mosiah 7:17–33, and then write a letter to your family, detailing the important principles Limhi taught. Be sure to explain the following:
Why they should “be comforted” (v. 18)
Why the Lamanites let the people return to the land of Lehi-Nephi
The real reason for the present troubles
What the people must do to be delivered
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