(November 13, 2015)
My attention in these two chapters was drawn to the way that Nephi exercised his authority that had been given to him from God. God told him that whatsoever he said would be done. Yet despite this power and authority, it can be argued that Nephi never used it. Instead, Nephi pled with the Lord in prayer for those things that he felt to be right, and reasoned with the Lord (particularly in ending the famine). But even though he had been given this great power, he was extraordinarily circumspect in how he used it. There is guidance there for each of us in our stewardships as well.