Monday, October 27, 2008

Shake It Off

I think most people are familiar with the verse in 2 Ne. 26, that says, "...yea, and [the devil] leadeth them by the neck with a flaxen cord, until he bindeth them with his strong cords forever."

If we didn't have the rest of the scriptures, that verse by itself would be pretty depressing! But luckily, we have hope! It comes in 2 Ne. 1:23: "Awake, my sons; put on the armor of righteousness. Shake off the chains with which ye are bound, and come forth out of obscurity, and arise from the dust."

If we find ourselves bound with the "strong cords" of Satan, all we have to do is decide to shake them off! Christ is there waiting, ready to help us as soon as we decide to "put on the armor of righteousness." We don't have to feel hopeless, we just have to decide. Once we do that, Christ is there to help us shake of those awful chains, "come forth out of obscurity, and arise from the dust."

2 comments:

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Great insight, and so true. It makes me thing of those verses in 2 Nephi 28 that talk about Satan's tactics. v.15 says some are "thrust down to hell," and v.21 says he leads some "carefully down to hell." I wrote in margins: Two ways to go--Satan doesn't care how.

Laurie said...

That's so true! He doesn't care!

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