When you record spiritual impressions, you show that you want the Holy Ghost to teach you. As you read Jacob 1–4, consider writing down your insights.
Jacob 1: Jacob and Joseph seek to persuade men to believe in Christ and keep His commandments—Nephi dies—Wickedness prevails among the Nephites. About 544–421 B.C.
Jacob 2: Jacob denounces the love of riches, pride, and unchastity—Men may seek riches to help their fellowmen—The Lord commands that no man among the Nephites may have more than one wife—The Lord delights in the chastity of women. About 544–421 B.C.
Jacob 3: The pure in heart receive the pleasing word of God—Lamanite righteousness exceeds that of the Nephites—Jacob warns against fornication, lasciviousness, and every sin. About 544–421 B.C.
Jacob 4: All the prophets worshiped the Father in the name of Christ—Abraham’s offering of Isaac was in similitude of God and His Only Begotten—Men should reconcile themselves to God through the Atonement—The Jews will reject the foundation stone. About 544–421 B.C.
Resources on ChurchofJesusChrist.org
- Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families (lesson materials at ChurchofJesusChrist.org)
- Come, Follow Me—For Sunday School (lesson materials at ChurchofJesusChrist.org)
- Come, Follow Me—For Primary (lesson materials at ChurchofJesusChrist.org)
- The Wise Man and the Foolish Man, Children’s Songbook, 281
Resources on Interpreter Foundation
- Jacob 1-4. Seek the Kingdom of God, Taylor Halverson, March 5, 2016
- Scripture Roundtable: Book of Mormon Gospel Doctrine Lesson 12, “Seek Ye for the Kingdom of God”, February 14, 2016
- David Bokovoy on “Holiness to the Lord: Biblical Temple Imagery in the Sermons of Jacob the Priest”, January 17, 2015
- The Possibility of Janus Parallelism in the Book of Mormon, Jeff Lindsay, January 5, 2018
- Understanding Jacob’s Teachings about Plural Marriage from a Law of Moses Context, Brian J. Baird, June 2, 2017
- “See That Ye Are Not Lifted Up”: The Name Zoram and Its Paronomastic Pejoration, Matthew L. Bowen, March 18, 2016
- Onomastic Wordplay on Joseph and Benjamin and Gezera Shawa in the Book of Mormon, Matthew L. Bowen, February 19, 2016
- The Doctrine of Resurrection in the Book of Mormon, A. Keith Thompson, July 31, 2015
- A Mormon Theodicy: Jacob and the Problem of Evil, Val Larsen, June 12, 2015
Resources on Other Sites
- Why Did Lehi Divide His People into Seven Tribes?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #319
- Why Does Jacob Quote So Much from the Psalms?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #62
- Why Does the Book of Mormon Warn Against Seeking after Riches?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #518
- What Does the Book of Mormon Say About Polygamy?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #64
- Did "Others" Influence Book of Mormon Peoples?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #435
- Why Did Jacob Call his Record the Plates of Jacob"?", Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #65
- How Can the Book of Mormon Strengthen Marriages and Families?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #302
- Why Did Jacob Share the Allegory of the Olive Tree?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #66
- Is the Book of Mormon Like Other Ancient Metal Documents?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #512
- What Can Stylometry Tell Us about Book of Mormon Authorship?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #389
- How Abraham’s Sacrifice of Isaac Illuminates the Atonement, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #412