Moses 6:26–47: Enoch's Call and Work

The Pearl of Great Price: Teacher Manual, (2000), 25–26

Some Important Principles, Doctrines, and Events

Suggestions for Teaching

Moses 6:26–36. A Call to Serve the Lord

Read Moses 6:26–36. Ask: What was Enoch called to do? Why did he feel reluctant? Have students read verses 32–36 and list what helped Enoch accomplish what the Lord commanded (see also 1 Nephi 3:7). Invite students to share examples of how they have felt about calls to serve, and how the Lord has helped them succeed in their callings.

Enoch teaching others

Moses 6:26–36. Heart, Ears, and Eyes

Have students study Moses 6:26–36and compare Enoch’s heart, ears, and eyes to the hearts, ears, and eyes of the people. Ask: What was Enoch blessed to feel, hear, and see that the people could not? Why? Ask students to suggest truths illustrated by Enoch’s washing of his eyes (see vv. 35–36). Invite students to find and share scriptures that teach how we can open our heart, ears, and eyes to the Lord.

Moses 6:37–39. “A Wild Man Hath Come”

Have students read Moses 6:37–38and tell why they think the people reacted as they did. Review the Lord’s promises in verses 32–35 and their fulfillment in verses 36–39, 47 (see also Moses 7:13).

Moses 6:43–47. Counsel from the Lord

Have students find the question that Enoch asked the people in Moses 6:43, and then have them restate the question in their own words. Compare the people of Enoch’s day in Moses 6:27–28, 43to the principles Jacob taught in Jacob 4:8, 10, 14. Ask students why they think some people prefer their own counsel to the counsel of the Lord. Discuss what we can do to better seek and follow the Lord’s counsel.