It’s incredible what color you can find in the desert when you are paying attention.
Reading 2 Nephi 21 and Isaiah 11.
This is the part of the Book of Mormon where we are exhorted to study the teachings of Isaiah and whole chapters are quoted. I don’t have much to say, but that Jesus fellow is a pretty amazing person. Also amazing is the idea that prophets, hundreds of years before he was born, knew of him, taught of him, and understood his ministry upon the earth. It boggles my mind, and makes me appreciate having living prophets on earth today.
“And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: 2 And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord; 3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: 4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. 5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.”