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KnoWhy #362 - Why Does Zion Flourish in the Wilderness? (1 Nephi 2:2)
|KnoWhy #362 - Why Does Zion Flourish in the Wilderness? (1 Nephi 2:2)
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|Book of Mormon Central Staff
|Book of Mormon Central
|Adversity; Faith; Trial; Wilderness; Zion
The Book of Mormon contains several powerful stories of righteous Saints who escaped into a wilderness environment in order to establish Zion. Among other things, these narratives meaningfully symbolize the journey of each child of God, who has left the comforts of a heavenly home and entered into the wilderness of mortality. In a wilderness environment, we become vulnerable, cut off, dependent on divine sustenance, and capable of making real and meaningful sacrifices. Under such conditions, we can be tested, tried, and ultimately sanctified.
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