Zenos’ allegory of the olive trees can cultivate within us a more faith-filled perception of the trials of our day.
“Generations can learn from each other, even as each generation learns for itself.” Elder Gerrit W. Gong
The March 16-22, 2020 Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families provides outstanding resources for gaining a better understanding of the allegorical symbols Zenos used in Jacob 5.
Another way of looking at the iron rod could be to see it as a symbol for our Savior—the Word.
We should not hesitate to invite people to be baptized and confirmed members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
“As you read, I would encourage you to mark each verse that speaks of or refers to the Savior.” (President Russell M. Nelson)
Jacob’s teachings contain some of the most angelically inspired and meticulously prepared revelations ever made about the infinite atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
“My brothers and sisters I plead with you to increase your spiritual capacity to receive revelation.” (President Russell M. Nelson)
“The Book of Mormon is the world’s greatest commentary on the book of Isaiah.” (Elder Bruce R. McConkie, of the Quorum of the Twelve)
I truly would stumble and be blind without these and other precious truths found on the pages of the Book of Mormon.
Each generation must plant, nourish, and partake of the fruit of its own seeds of faith
“I promise that as you ponder what you study, the windows of heaven will open, and you will receive answers to your own questions and direction for your own life.” (President Russell M. Nelson)