16 For behold, the Spirit of the Lord hath already ceased to strive with their fathers; and they are without Christ and God in the world; and they are driven about as chaff before the wind.
17 They were once a delightsome people, and they had Christ for their shepherd; yea, they were led even by God the Father.
18 But now, behold, they are led about by Satan, even as chaff is driven before the wind, or as a vessel is tossed about upon the waves, without sail or anchor, or without anything wherewith to steer her; and even as she is, so are they.
I wanted to point out this beautiful extended metaphor. When the Nephites had faith, they were led by God and had Christ as the good shepherd. Therefore, they were purposefully led by a masterful hand. Now, they are led by Satan and driven too and fro without a true guide.
Satan’s path can be exhilarating because it takes us upon the stormy waves. But unlike the Lord’s way, following Satan’s direction will not lead us to where we want to go. We will be in his power without the ability to steer or direct ourselves.