Day 145: Enos and His Father



Enos is a man who was spoken of in the Book of Mormon. We know very little about his father, but in early in the Book of Enos, tells us something important about him.

Behold, I went to hunt beasts in the forests; and the words which I had often heard my father speak concerning eternal life, and the joy of the saints, sunk deep into my heart.

Enos 1:3

It appears that his father had been teaching him correct principles and that over time these words sunk deep into the son’s heart so that they finally reached the center. His son then proceeded to test his father’s words for himself and instead of hunting that day, prayed all day long. This led to the confirmation of his faith, as he heard the voice of God speak to him.

Though we know little more about Enos, it seems that perhaps his father had to teach him for a long time before his words finally sunk into the son’s heart. If your teachings do not sink into your children’s hearts right away, do not be discouraged. Instead, be patient and continue to teach, not shoving things down their throats, but be patient and persistent with a loving attitude.

Then, one day, your sons or daughters just might make the attempt to find out for themselves.


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