Lesson 5

“If Thou Doest Well, Thou Shalt Be Accepted”

“Lesson 5: ‘If Thou Doest Well, Thou Shalt Be Accepted’” Old Testament Class Member Study Guide (2001), 4–5

Study the following scriptures:

  1. Moses 5:16–41. Cain loves Satan more than God and obeys Satan’s command to make an offering to the Lord (5:16–19). The Lord rejects Cain’s offering and commands Cain to repent (5:20–25). Cain covenants with Satan and kills Abel (5:26–33). The Lord curses Cain, and Cain is shut out from the presence of the Lord (5:34–41).

  2. Moses 6:26–63. Enoch, a fourth great-grandson of Adam, is called by the Lord to preach repentance (6:26–36). Enoch obeys the Lord’s command (6:37–63).

  3. Moses 7:13, 17–21, 23–47, 68–69. The faith of Enoch is so great that mountains are removed, rivers change course, and all nations fear (7:13, 17). The Lord and Enoch weep over the wickedness of the people on the earth (7:23–47). The people in the city of Enoch are of one heart and one mind with the Lord, and the entire city is taken to heaven (7:18–21, 68–69).

  • How did Cain respond when the Lord asked where Abel was? (See Moses 5:34.) What does it mean to be our brother’s keeper? (See 1 John 3:11, 17–18.)

  • Why did the Lord call Enoch and his people Zion? (See Moses 7:18.) What does it mean to be “of one heart and one mind”? What can we do to become of one heart and one mind with the Lord? in our families? in the Church?

Additional reading: Moses 5:42–55; 6:10–23; 7:14–16, 59–64; 2 Nephi 2:25–27; Genesis 4:1–16.