20 January 2013

Mosiah 15: O, how beautiful upon the mountains are their feet!

In Mosiah 15, Abinadi continues his speech.  He's done quoting Isaiah, and now he's getting to the important bit about Jesus and God, who are the same guy as it turns out.  Here we go:
Abinadi said unto them: I would that ye should understand that God himself shall come down among the children of men, and shall redeem his people. 15:1  
And because he dwelleth in flesh he shall be called the Son of God, and having subjected the flesh to the will of the Father, being the Father and the Son. 15:2
The Father, because he was conceived by the power of God; and the Son, because of the flesh; thus becoming the Father and Son 15:3
And they are one God, yea, the very Eternal Father of heaven and of earth. 15:4
And thus the flesh becoming subject to the Spirit, or the Son to the Father, being one God... 15:5
In case you didn't get enough Isaiah last chapter, Abinadi has sprinkled some more of this wise book into his speech:
 And these are they who have published peace, who have brought good tidings of good, who have published salvation; and said unto Zion: Thy God reigneth!15:14
And now he starts talking about the folks who are spreading the word about God.  They must have had some nice feet, because he just can't stop talking about it.

 And O how beautiful upon the mountains were their feet! 15:15 
Lets hear it once more!  (In case you missed it) 
And again, how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those that are still publishing peace! 15:16 
One more time, with feeling!
And again, how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those who shall hereafter publish peace, yea, from this time henceforth and forever! 15:17 
But wait!  That's not all!  
And behold, I say unto you, this is not all. For O how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that is the founder of peace, yea, even the Lord, who has redeemed his people; yea, him who has granted salvation unto his people. 15:18

One day, everyone on the planet will have heard the teachings of the Mormons. (This is why they have so many missionaries out there...)    
And now I say unto you that the time shall come that the salvation of the Lord shall be declared to every nation, kindred, tongue, and people. 15:28
Then he finishes up the chapter with a few more quotes from Isaiah 52:
Yea, Lord, thy watchmen shall lift up their voice; with the voice together shall they sing; for they shall see eye to eye, when the Lord shall bring again Zion. 15:29
Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem; for the Lord hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem. 15:30
The Lord hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God. 15:31

1 comment:

Stephen said...

Wow! A foot fetishist in the BoM... who'd 'a thunk it?
At least, in that dry climate, they wouldn't have had much of a problem with "Prophet's Foot". ;-)
Steve Weeks