In this chapter, the sons of King Mosiah desire to share the gospel with their enemies, the Lamanites. These once “vilest of sinners” were spared by Christ to become powerful missionaries that cared about others more than themselves.
This chapter is one full of hope. Alma the younger had willfully rebelled against God and his father, yet his father never gave up praying for him, and neither did God. We are always in the process of becoming in this life–becoming closer to our God, or becoming separated from Him. But Christ is always ready to embrace us when we turn back to Him. What am I becoming right now?
The rising generation don’t believe or understand the words of their fathers. But believing in God and having faith comes down to a choice they make. What do you choose to believe?
All the different branches of the Nephites and Mulekites are back together, in one. And they are struck by the immediate goodness of God. Have you felt God’s immediate goodness in your life lately?
Limhi’s people are in bondage to the Lamanites, but it takes them a few hard knocks and lessons before they finally are humbled by degrees. What phase of humility are you in at the moment?
Alma shares Abinadi’s message and baptizes many believers. He tells them how to follow God and how to build unity among themselves. Do I sow seeds of unity or discord in my life?
Abinadi still stands in chains before the wicked king who wants to kill him, but with his last breath, he preaches Christ and His merciful plan of hope and redemption. Do I hold onto this hope and choose to follow my Savior? Or do I try to do things my way?