Scripture Markers: 2 Nephi 31:20
March 2004

“Scripture Markers: 2 Nephi 31:20,” New Era, Mar. 2004, 45

Scripture Markers:
2 Nephi 31:20

steadfast=immovable or unchangeable
What does it mean to be steadfast in Christ?

Scripture chain:

To find out more about hope, start with 2 Nephi 31:20 and then read these related scriptures, marking them as you go along.

The first great commandments: Love God with all your heart, soul, and mind, and love your neighbor as yourself (see Matt. 22:35–40).

A feast is an elaborate, enjoyable meal. For the next week, make a commitment to try to get more out of the scriptures by feasting on them.

“The words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do” (2 Ne. 32:3).

As you feast on the scriptures, look for if/then promises. In the scriptures, the Lord often tells us that if we fulfill certain commandments, then we will receive certain blessings. What is the blessing promised in 2 Ne. 31:20?

“If we are true and faithful in this life, we may obtain eternal life. … Eternal life is to gain exaltation in the highest heaven and live in the family unit.”
—Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, quoted in Ensign, Mar. 2002, 22.

“Patient endurance permits us to cling to our faith in the Lord and our faith in His timing when we are being tossed about by the surf of circumstance. Even when a seeming undertow grasps us, somehow, in the tumbling, we are being carried forward.”
—Elder Neal A. Maxwell of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, quoted in Ensign, May 1990, 34.

Editor’s note: This page is not meant to be a comprehensive explanation of the selected scripture, only a starting point for your own study.