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Ponderize 1 Nephi 10:17-19 - Power of the Holy Ghost

It does not matter how many times you have read the Book of Mormon you will find something new hidden in a verse that you have read many times.  As I read 1 Nephi 10 I stopped an pondered a couple of phrases in verses 17 and 19.

After hearing about his father's vision of the tree of life, Nephi said in verse 17:

"I, Nephi, was desirous also that I might see, and hear, and know of these things, by the power of the Holy Ghost, which is the gift of God unto all those who diligently seek him..."

Two verses later in verse 19 he restated this idea:

"For he that diligently seeketh shall find; and the mysteries of God shall be unfolded unto them, by the power of the Holy Ghost"

The thing that caught my attention about these two passages was the "Power of the Holy Ghost".  We often talk about the gift of the Holy Ghost, but we don't often talk about the power of the Holy Ghost like we talk about the power of the priesthood.

Think about this quote from Elder …
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