Melanie Stroud

Episode 4 1 Nephi 8-10 Come and Partake of the Fruit

1 Nephi 8–10

“Come and Partake of the Fruit”

Lehi’s dream—with its iron rod, mists of darkness, spacious building, and tree with “most sweet” fruit—is an inspiring invitation to receive the blessings of the Savior’s love and atoning sacrifice. For Lehi, however, this vision was also about his family: “Because of the thing which I have seen, I have reason to rejoice in the Lord because of Nephi and also of Sam. … But behold, Laman and Lemuel, I fear exceedingly because of you” (1 Nephi 8:3–4). When Lehi finished describing his vision, he pleaded with Laman and Lemuel to “hearken to his words, that perhaps the Lord would be merciful to them” (1 Nephi 8:37). Even if you have studied Lehi’s vision many times, this time think about it the way Lehi did—think of someone you love. As you do, the security of the iron rod, the dangers of the spacious building, and the sweetness of the fruit will take on new meaning. And you will understand more deeply “all the feeling of [the] tender parent” who received this remarkable vision.

Spoke about the book, “That We May Be One” by Tom Christofferson

and the book “The Book of Mormon Made Easier” by David J. Ridges






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1 thought on “Episode 4 1 Nephi 8-10 Come and Partake of the Fruit”

  1. Angie Casperson

    I have been listening to your podcast somewhat faithfully since the beginning. I don’t usually comment, but allow others to say what I feel but just wanted you to know this morning that I felt exactly what you were saying – it spoke to my heart, brought tears to my eyes and allowed me to remember the importance of love — even when I don’t understand family members who “stray”— and chooses not to attend….they MUST know that we love them – anyway and always. I need to do better to avoid the temptations to continually express disappointment. You are so right — they knows….they don’t need us to say it – but just LOVE! Thank you thank you thank you for touching my heart today and testifying to remind me of what I know.

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