Melanie Stroud

Episode 45 Third Nephi 20–26 Ye Are the Children of the Covenant

October 12–18

3 Nephi 20–26

“Ye Are the Children of the Covenant”

When you hear people use terms like house of Israel, do you feel like they’re talking about you? The Nephites and Lamanites were literal descendants of Israel—their story even begins in Jerusalem—but to some of them, Jerusalem must have seemed like “a land which is far distant, a land which we know not” (Helaman 16:20). Yes, they were “a branch of the tree of Israel,” but they were also “lost from its body” (Alma 26:36; see also 1 Nephi 15:12). But when the Savior appeared to them, He wanted them to know that they were not lost to Him. “Ye are of the house of Israel,” He said, “and ye are of the covenant” (3 Nephi 20:25). He might say something similar to you today, for anyone who is baptized and makes covenants with Him is also of the house of Israel, “of the covenant,” no matter who you descend from or where you live. In other words, when Jesus speaks of the house of Israel, He is talking about you. The instruction to bless “all the kindreds of the earth” is for you (3 Nephi 20:27). The invitation to “awake again, and put on thy strength” is for you (3 Nephi 20:36). And His precious promise, “My kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed,” is for you (3 Nephi 22:10).
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4 thoughts on “Episode 45 Third Nephi 20–26 Ye Are the Children of the Covenant”

  1. Could you put the scripture reference on your podcast titles? It’s would make it easier to follow along if someone – like me- get off a week or two! Or to go back and listen to one.

    And last year probably February- you talked about the sacrament bread and some pieces being crusty and some soft and white. Can you share with me the reference? Thanks

    1. Melanie Wellman

      Yes! I did it how you wanted today and I will go back as I can and change the old ones. That is a helpful idea.

  2. I was introduced to this podcast recently from a friend who knows I am going through a really hard time right now after my husband of 22 years decided he doesn’t want to be married anymore. Anyway this podcast is an answer to my prayers and Melanie has shown me through her personal experiences that I can get through this and if I follow Gods plans for me I can find joy and happiness in my life. She has helped me to recognize Gods hand in my life each day and I will forever be grateful to the friend who followed a prompting to tell me about it and especially to Melanie for putting it out there! ❤️❤️❤️

  3. I love the inspiration I get from every single podcast of yours that I listen to. You are so down to earth and yet so positive in your testimony…even during hard times. I appreciate your efforts and your devotion to the Book of Mormon.

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