Monday, June 8, 2009
2 nephi 4:5 if ye are brought up in the way ye should go ye will not depart from it.
i worry about raising children sometimes. i've known a lot of good parents that end up having crazy kids out of no fault of their own. but here in 2 nephi, there is something we can do. bring them up in the way. trisha and i were discussing what the way might mean. romans 3: 12 says anyone not in the way is unprofitable. unprofitable in the dictionary means not beneficial or useful. d&c 82: 6 none doeth good all have gone out of the way. i come to the conclusion that the way is good works- service. bringing children up to do service will keep them in that path of good works. the scripture in romans makes us into God's instrument. staying in the way means doing the good work of God.
i love good deeds. they are so delightful. the other day, my friend sam scooped the nasty food out of our clogged sink as i was doing the dishes. it was golden.
one of the definitions of the way in the dictionary says, "a means of entry or exit from somewhere." i wonder where that could be. ;)