“Blessings… Upon Your Children”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet
Beyond the assurance of their own salvation there is no greater promise that God can grant the righteous than to bless their posterity. The greatest joys of the gospel center in the family, for salvation consists of the continuation of the family unit in eternity.

“And After the Manner of It Did Make Many Swords”

Nephi, a giant of faith, did not expect the Lord to protect his people save they first made all appropriate precautions to protect themselves. This included, as we read, the making of many swords.

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 1