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Despite the wickedness he observed, Isaiah saw hope for the future.

Engraving on metal plates is not easy, and space on Nephi’s small plates was limited. So why would Nephi make the effort of copying so many of the writings of the prophet Isaiah into his record? He did it because he wanted us to believe in Jesus Christ. “My soul delighteth,” he wrote, “in proving unto my people the truth of the coming of Christ” (2 Nephi 11:4). Nephi had seen what would happen to his people in future generations. He saw that, despite their great blessings, they would become prideful, contentious, and worldly (see Nephi 12; 15:4–6). He also saw similar problems in our day (see 1 Neph14). Isaiah’s writings warned against such wickedness. But they also gave Nephi hope for a glorious future—an end to wickedness, a gathering of the faithful, and “great light” for people who had “walked in darkness” (2 Nephi 19:2). All this would happen because “a child [was] born” who could end all strife—“The Prince of Peace” (2 Nephi 19:6).

Welcome to Sunday School

The Holy Ghost can open your mind and heart to messages in the word of God that are meant just for you. What do you feel the Lord wants you to learn this week?

Set aside uninterrupted time each day this week to study the following:

Additional study resources:

Follow Him Podcast (Hank Smith and John Bytheway)

Scripture Central (formerly Book of Mormon Central)

Seeking Jesus (John Hilton III)

What have Church leaders said about this week's Come, Follow Me?

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