Jarom 1: Keep the Commandments and Prosper

Book of Mormon Student Study Guide, (2000), 68–69


One of the joys of membership in the true Church is seeing how the Lord’s prophecies and promises are fulfilled in our personal lives. More than once the Lord promised Nephi and his people that if they would keep the commandments of God they would prosper in the land and be delivered from their enemies (see 1 Nephi 1:20; 2:20–24). Jarom wrote his book to testify that the Lord keeps His promises. Watch for what the Nephites in Jarom’s day had to do to overcome their enemies.

Understanding the Scriptures

Jarom 1

Sufficeth me (v. 2)Is enough for me
Communion (v. 4)Communication, association
Maketh manifest (v. 4)Is shown, is given
Profaned not, neither did they blaspheme (v. 5)They did not misuse or speak disrespectfully of sacred things; they were not light-minded.
Verified (v. 9)Proven to be true
Contentions, and dissensions (v. 13)Arguments, quarreling, and disunity

Studying the Scriptures

Do activity A as you study Jarom 1.

Activity A iconFind the List

Jarom wrote, “And thus being prepared to meet the Lamanites, they did not prosper against us” (Jarom 1:9).

  1. 1.

    Search verses 4–8 and list in your notebook at least three ways the Nephites prepared for their enemies.

  2. 2.

    From your list, choose one you could do to help you overcome the temptations and influence of Satan and explain how doing that could prevent him from prospering against you.