Isaiah teaches us of the great apostasy, when earth’s inhabitants made three major
‘transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, [and broke] the
everlasting covenant’ (24:5)
Because of this, God has wasted, turned upside down, emptied, and
utterly spoiled the earth.
The earth mourns, fades away, languishes,
is defiled, and a curse devours it (24:1-6).
The covenant is so important that Nephi quotes the Lord as saying:
“I am God, and . . . I covenanted
with Abraham that I would remember his seed forever” (2Ne. 29:14).
God is remembering, but for the
most part, His children are not.
Do we understand the importance of the ancient covenant, and of the
covenants that the Lord is renewing with us today?
In this section, the Lord gives the reason for the scattering of Israel.
emphasis on the covenant should inspire us to study about it, pray about it, and ponder our
commitment to the new and everlasting covenant that comprises all covenants we make with the Lord.
It should also encourage us to share the importance of the new and everlasting covenant with all of
God’s children throughout the world.