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The special moment Nephi breaks the fourth wall—and gives us one of the best Book of Mormon verses

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Busy week? Me too. LDS Living is here to catch you up and get you ready for discussions on Sunday. Here’s a nugget of wisdom from this week’s Come, Follow Me study of 2 Nephi 2025.

When Nephi concludes recounting the prophecies of Isaiah for his people, he “proceeds according to [his] plainness.” We can learn what Nephi wanted us and his children to take away from Isaiah from what he focuses on. And his focus is pretty clear.

We Talk of Christ

After copying down 13 chapters worth of Isaiah (Nephi is the ultimate example of writing down scriptures to help you internalize them) it might have been easy for him to get lost in the poetic language. But Nephi chose those chapters for a reason. From Isaiah 2–14, we get a picture of the state of Israel leading into the prophecy of destruction. But after Babylon falls, the prophecy states that God’s chosen people will be gathered. And they will be gathered by the knowledge that Jesus is the Messiah.

Nephi writes like someone who intends for his words to be read. 2 Nephi 25 is Nephi stretching his arm through the fourth wall and grabbing us to say that Christ is the reason for all of this. Paraphrasing verses 24–25, Nephi essentially says, “Sure we are living the law of Moses in my day today, but that won’t be the case forever.” And whether you are looking forward to Christ’s coming like Nephi was, or looking back at His example like we are, Christ is always the center of what we do, which Nephi hammers home in one of the great verses in the entire Book of Mormon.

2 Nephi 25:26 And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins.

In case you got lost in Isaiah’s metaphors, Nephi has made it plain. And the plainness is that Jesus Christ is the Savior.

So that was my takeaway this week. To hear more takeaways from other Latter-day Saints on this block of scripture, join our study group on Facebook and Instagram.

Sunday on Monday is a Come, Follow Me podcast hosted by Tammy Uzelac Hall that is released every Monday to guide you through the scripture readings for the week. This week covers 2 Nephi 2025 and our podcast guests were Abe Mills and Tyler Collet. You can listen to full episodes on Deseret Bookshelf Plus and find out more at

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