Daily Scripture

2 Nephi 8:7–8

7 Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart I have written my law, fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.

8 For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool. But my righteousness shall be forever, and my salvation from generation to generation.

A couple things I love about these verses. 

1. There is a lot of talk in the scriptures about blessings to the righteous. But sometimes, I wonder who qualifies as “righteous” to claim those blessings. In this verse it says those who know righteousness are those who have His law written in their hearts. When we read, study, and ponder His scriptures, they become a part of us—written in our hearts. That then translates to actions of righteousness. 

2. When the law is written in our hearts, we should not be afraid of what others think of or say about us. We are focused on Christ. 

3. When we focus on the Savior, we are blessed by His righteousness forever and we can claim salvation. 

These are basic gospel truths. But when we live them each day (writing His words on our heart), we have clarity to forget the temporariness of this world and what “men” may say so we can realize His salvation. 

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