Righteous Branch; Promises; Merciful; Our Children Shall Be Restored; the True Knowledge of Their Redeemer

Ed J. Pinegar, Richard J. Allen

Jacob’s prophetic view of the future of the house of Israel assures us that God is in charge, that the principles of mercy and truth will prevail, and that many children among his posterity—though they will surely pass through tribulation and trial—will eventually be restored. Like Lehi and Nephi before him, Jacob knows of the catastrophes that await the future generation of Nephites because of pride and wickedness, but he also knows that God will restore the righteous seed of Israel to their covenant blessings in the latter days. Do we have the same degree of faith in God’s mercy and love for our own children and grandchildren? Though they might pass through sore tribulation and reversal, do we believe in the power of God’s deliverance to the degree that we can say, with Jacob, that these future generations can look forward to the full measure of God’s blessings—based on their righteousness and covenant valor?

Commentaries and Insights on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 1