Understanding the Scriptures
|In fine (v. 2)||To be specific|
|Counsels (v. 5)||Advice, teachings|
|Set at naught (v. 6)||Consider to be worthless, meaningless|
|Accursed (vv. 18–20)||Condemned, cursed|
Studying the Scriptures
Do two of the following activities (A–C) as you study Helaman 12.
See the Principles
In each of the first three verses of Helaman 12, Mormon wrote about what we should “see” from the example of the Nephites. You may want to highlight the phrases “we can behold,” “we can see,” “we may see,” and “thus we see” in verses 1–3. Then list in your own words in your notebook the principles Mormon wanted to be sure we understood.
Add to your list the principles about God and man that Mormon identified in verses 4–6.
Give an example showing one of these principles you have seen at work today.
Choose and Use the Important Words
Helaman 12:8–20 describes the power of the Lord. For each verse in this passage, choose a word or phrase you think is important in what Mormon was teaching us. After you list the key words, use all of them in writing a summary of Mormon’s message in these verses.
Helaman 12:23–26 contains Mormon’s counsel for what the Lord desires of us. Imagine you have a friend who is having problems similar to those the Nephites were experiencing. Assume that you have already explained the principles Mormon taught in Helaman 12:1–22 and, in your own words, write the same counsel to your friend.
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