Understanding the Scriptures
|Sober (vv. 2, 15)||Able to think seriously about important matters, spiritually minded|
|Observe (v. 2)||Learn, understand|
|Engravings, engrave (vv. 3–4)||Writings, write on metal|
|Withdrew their design (v. 12)||Gave up their plan|
|Prevail (v. 13)||Have the most influence|
|Endeavor (v. 16)||Attempt, try|
|Sorceries (v. 19)||Attempts to obtain false revelations from evil sources|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A as you study Mormon 1.
The word because is important to notice in the scriptures. It often helps us identify actions and their consequences, either good or bad.
Using what you read in Mormon 1:13–14, make a diagram similar to the following and identify the consequences the Nephites experienced and the actions that brought those consequences.
Suppose a Nephite of Mormon’s day saw your diagram or read those verses, had the principles explained to him or her, and then responded by saying, “So?” Write a response to such a person to help them understand how significant those consequences are. Include specific examples of how your life is different because you have experienced the blessings of which Mormon spoke.