The great inequality of man, due to sin, is explained in this chapter. Unlike inequality in the world that can be thrust upon us unjustly, spiritual inequality is always chosen by each person. What side will I choose?
This chapter shows the plight of the refugee Lamanites that leave their homes because the rest of their people want to slaughter them. The Nephites show Christlike love in their acceptance and protection of their fellowmen. How can I do better at loving my neighbor as God wants me to do?
This is a meaty chapter, but to me, what stood out the most is how God can make anything possible. Usually though, we place limits on Him or ourselves. Ammon shows us the secret to unlocking limitless power in this chapter.
We reap what we sow. This is shown very vividly in this chapter as the narrator connects the dots from this point back into the past. What seeds are you planting? And what will they reap?
This chapter is DEEP. The new Christian converts bury their weapons deep in the earth, to show that they will not murder again and stain them. Their faith deepens enough to cast out fear when their enemy attacks them unarmed. How DEEP is my faith in Jesus Christ, and how could I make it deeper?
The converted Lamanites lay down their weapons of rebellion and have a change of heart. What are the weapons of rebellion that I hold onto, that distance me from God? Where can I find courage to lay them down?
In Chap 20, Lamoni’s father, the main king, is willing to give up half his kingdom for his life when Ammon has him down by the sword. But in this chapter, he is willing to give up ALL he has–his sins, his kingdom, everything–for something else.
This chapter gives the account of Aaron’s missionary service. He taught a more hardened group of Lamanites and opened up the scriptures to them. But to hear God, we must also open up our minds. Are we willing to open up so we can hear and recognize truth?
Ammon and Lamoni meet Lamoni’s father, the king over ALL the land. He tries to slay Ammon, hating him because he is a Nephite, but Ammon gets the better of him and the old king offers up half his kingdom in exchange for his life. What am I willing to offer God?
In this chapter, the power of one person is shown. When we care for others, we share what brings us joy. This is what Abish, King Lamoni, and his wife do. How can I do better at caring so that I share?