Brennen's Blog

Foundations

As I come to the conclusion of my semester in the Teachings and Doctrine of the Book of Mormon class, I am struck by a scripture that we discussed in class. I remember this scripture from my high school seminary days; it is a scripture mastery. The scripture is Helaman 5:12. It reads:

12 And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall.

I am struck by this scripture in many ways. Simply reading through it, the verse contains a very detailed description of the power of Satan. Yet, simply by volume there are more words about the power of Christ than the power of the advesary. Christ is more powerful than the advesary, and if we build our foundation upon Christ we cannot fall. Christ is an unshakeable foundation that we can build on, and he is beckoning us to come to him.

As I finish my class, I can see that I have been building my foundation. This class is my first religion class at BYU, and it has taught be patterns for scripture study for the rest of my time at BYU and the rest of my life. Thank you Brother Griffin.