Monday, June 9, 2014

Jacob 6-7

In the seventh, and final chapter of the book of Jacob, which happens to be my favorite chapter in the book, and maybe even in the book of Mormon, we meet a man named Sharem. Sharem is a knowledgeable man with a silver tongue, who used his skills to flatter the good people of Nephi into doing wrong. Upon learning that Jacob was a man of faith, who believed in Christ, Sharem immediately wanted to meet with him, in order to shake Jacob's faith in Christ, even though Jacob had personally seen the Savior, and had been visited by angels, and received many revelations from God. Even though Sharem knew Jacob's claim, he still wanted to take that faith away from him.

In modern days there are few who believe in the Savior, and many who seek to take away the faith of those who do. Symbolically, we see Sharem doing this to not only the regular people, but the prophet and spiritual leader himself. We, as Christians have an obligation to stand as "witnesses of God at all times and in all things and in all places that ye may be in..." (Mosiah 18:9). We must withstand the draws of evil men and women who seek to take away our faith, and stand firm as Jacob does.

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