A cry of war is heard in the land and in a surprise attack, the wicked people of Ammonihah are all destroyed in one fell swoop. But those whose hearts were prepared are delivered and prospered ultimately. How can we prepare our hearts to receive the word of God?
Zeezrom and Amulek are in dark places in this chapter. But Zeezrom takes courage when Alma and Amulek show up in Sidom. How can taking courage help us out of darkness and into the light?
Alma, Amulek, and Zeezrom all choose to follow Christ, but they each suffer in almost unbearable ways for their choice. How do we gain the strength and faith to follow Christ no matter what persecutions or trials come our way?
Alma reminds the people of the priesthood of God and the saving covenants they once made with Him. There is power in covenant making and keeping. Do I take advantage of this power in my life?
Zeezrom, who had been trying to catch Alma and Amulek in their words, now has had his heart pricked and is listening. Alma bears testimony of the plan of redemption in this chapter. Do I understand and take full advantage of this plan in my life?
The one certainty in life is change. The Nephites were altering their system of money and laws about every generation. We, too, need to adjust and change for the fluctuating circumstances in our own lives. What kind of changes are we making?
Amulek preaches in this chapter. He was called many times by God and would not hear. This is the choice in life–to listen and heed the call from God’s chosen prophets or to rebel against Him. What choice will I make?
God always gives people many warnings before He exercises His wrath upon them. Are we listening to these? Are we heeding the calls of modern day prophets?
Alma eventually preaches in a city called Ammonihah. They reject him and he leaves in sorrow. But an angel visits him and commands him to return to the angry people. And he speedily returns. Do i speedily obey God when He prompts me to do things in life?
Alma preaches to the people of Gideon and tells them much about the Savior’s ultimate love and gift to us. Do I understand what Jesus Christ has done for me? Will i accept this gift of infinite love?