Daily Scripture

2 Nephi 2:19–20, 22–23

19 And after Adam and Eve had partaken of the forbidden fruit they were driven out of the garden of Eden, to till the earth.

20 And they have brought forth children; yea, even the family of all the earth.

22 And now, behold, if Adam had not transgressed he would not have fallen, but he would have remained in the garden of Eden. And all things which were created must have remained in the same state in which they were after they were created; and they must have remained forever, and had no end.

23 And they would have had no children; wherefore they would have remained in a state of innocence, having no joy, for they knew no misery; doing no good, for they knew no sin.

Thanks to our first parents, Adam and Eve, we were given a chance to be born and experience mortality. In the councils in heaven, we rejoiced in this opportunity for growth and learning. We understood (at least on the surface) that it would be challenging. But I think we also understood that it was our only path to true joy.

I’m grateful today for Heavenly Father’s plan which allows us a chance to learn, grow, change, make mistakes, and be forgiven through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. It’s a glorious plan.

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