Jacob 2: 8 And it supposeth me that they have come up hither to hear the pleasing aword of God, yea, the word which healeth the wounded soul.
Jacob is a VERY righteous man. In fact he, like many other prophets in the Old and New Testament, The Doctrine and Covenants, the Pearl of Great Price and of course The Book of Mormon had actually SEEN the Savior of the world, even Jesus Christ. (link above brings you to the list of those who have seen and talked to him from all 4 books)
Jacob is talking to his people and wants to give them good news, but he needs to call them to repentance instead of bringing them the the pleasing word of God to feast upon. This is what he says in vs. 9:
admonish you according to your crimes, to enlarge the wounds of those who are already wounded, instead of consoling and healing their wounds; and those who have not been wounded, instead of feasting upon the pleasing word of God have daggers placed to pierce their souls and wound their delicate minds.
One week I was overwhelmed with my life and everything I needed to do and then everything I wanted to do and I thought maybe I need to cut down on the scripture study and only do it on the weekends. Oh, what a silly thought! One night soon after that I read Jacob chapter 2 and realized how wrong I was. Instead of dropping my scripture reading to almost nothing I need to drop other things. If anyone needed healing it was me.
Reading the scriptures for me is like being healed. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have the Master himself reach out and touch you? The Book of Mormon can do that. If I'm really immersing myself they do that for me. I go to bed thankful for the gospel of Jesus Christ, thankful that I have it, that I know and understand it. If for even just a short while my mind is put to rest or brought to higher things, the book has done at least part of what it's suppose to do. It's done that for me, over and over again. It could do that for you too. Feast upon the pleasing word of God and let it heal your soul!
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