In the past, I would have gone to BYUTV for Book of Mormon commentary. Now I see that there are wonderful videos at lds.org https://www.lds.org/media-library/video/categories/book-of-mormon?lang=eng
On life's journey, it takes two hands
To find and taste the love of God
For such deceptive darkness lands
Satan's flames appear to be gone
In one hand, firmly hold God's Word.
Stand tall and absorb the hot fiery darts.
In the other hand, hold aloft
Faith's quenching shield till Satan departs.
Don't melt low in this fire
Despair or run away in fear.
Hold firm and rise up, higher
Douse it with water pure and clear.
See the heat for what it is
Have faith, press on, and know this
God has your back
Always hold in balance
God's Word and your faith
Satan won't stand a chance
With God as your strength
In the heat of temptation's power
Pour forth all the faith you have
Heed God's Word, for therein is power
And press on along the path
I am picturing holding to the rod to keep your balance as you rise up, tall, to pour all the faith you have down on the fiery flames that try to overpower. Elder Maxwell has such a mastery of the scriptures and of words in general that I struggled to picture what he said till I understood quenching flames means extinguishing them, (so quenching thirst means putting an end to your thirst), why we would want to absorb the flames (to see them for what they are), and aloft (I thought meant hold away from you. But, it means high like a loft in a home.)
They would never perish; neither could the temptations and the fiery darts of the adversary overpower them unto...
Definition of absorb. ab·sorbedab·sorb·ing. 1 : to take in or swallow up absorbs water.> 2 : to hold the complete attention of absorbedby the movie.> 3 : to receive without giving back
adjective & adverb