Understanding the Scriptures
|Endeavor (v. 3)||Try|
|Oppression (v. 12)||Cruelty|
|Did venture (v. 16)||Set out, began|
|Set at naught (v. 21)||Ignored, disobeyed, treated as insignificant|
|Cleave (v. 25)||Hold closely, remain faithful|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activities A and B as you study Helaman 4.
The Universal Sin
It has been said that pride is the universal sin, meaning that nearly every sin is somehow related to pride. In your notebook, draw this relationship by placing the word pride in the center of a page. Circle the word and draw arrows out from the circle in every direction. At the end of each of the arrows, list one of the sins that Helaman 4:12–13 says came about because of the pride of the Nephites.
Choose three of the sins you wrote down and explain how pride could lead to that type of sin.
What does Helaman 3:35 say we can do to prevent or eliminate pride from our lives and thus prevent many different sins?
Now I See
Find and highlight the phrase “they saw” in Helaman 4:23–26 and list the consequences of sin the Nephites saw.
What blessing has the Lord provided to help us “see” the consequences in advance so that we do not have to experience them? (see Mosiah 8:16–18).
Give a specific example of a consequence the Lord helped you or your family recognize and avoid because of this blessing.
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