Truth in Christ’s Words

“And if they are not the words of Christ, judge ye—for Christ will show unto you, with power and great glory, that they are his words, at the last day; and you and I shall stand face to face before his bar; and ye shall know that I have been commanded of him to write these things, notwithstanding my weakness.” (2 Nephi 33:11)

Our verse today presents a deep sense of conviction and responsibility regarding the words being spoken. Nephi is certain that the words he is sharing are directly from Jesus Christ. This conviction is so strong that he encourages the listeners to judge for themselves, indicating a confidence in the truth and origin of the message. In fact, it is stated that Christ will demonstrate “with power and great glory” that these words are indeed His. This helps us have a better appreciation of the divine vindication and validation concerning Nephi’s message. Even if there are doubts or uncertainties in the present, there will be a definitive confirmation in the future.

Despite Nephi’s admission of personal weakness, possibly implying doubts about his own abilities or worthiness, he asserts that he was specifically commanded by Christ to share these words. This shows the theme of divine authority, demonstrating that the message being conveyed is not merely Nephi’s own thoughts or opinions but a directive from Christ Himself.