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KnoWhy #362 - Why Does Zion Flourish in the Wilderness? (1 Nephi 2:2)

TitleKnoWhy #362 - Why Does Zion Flourish in the Wilderness? (1 Nephi 2:2)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2017
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAdversity; 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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Scripture Reference

1 Nephi 2:2