Com and generations after him receive prophetic warnings to repent and mend their wicked ways, so their nation isn’t destroyed. We are given prophet counsel and warnings today by living prophets. Do we heed their words?
Many more generations of Jaredite history are outlined in this chapter. The thing that stood out to me was what happened when they let God prevail in their lives…and when they didn’t. How can we allow God to prevail in our own lives?
Jared is a wicked king who leads a coup again his own father, gets overthrown in another coup by his brothers years later, and then seeks to keep power in any way possible. We have men/women like him today, who are desperate to keep power, no matter what they have to do to keep it. We must beware power-seekers and work to keep them in check through government checks and balances.
The Jaredites begin their journey across the sea, from the old world to the new world. They face mountain waves and fierce winds the whole way. How can we prepare ourselves to face these same tumultuous waves and winds in our lives?
Moroni discusses the power of witnesses in this short chapter. How can we become a witness of this book in our lives?
We learn more about exercising faith muscles in this chapter. If we can grow stronger spiritually, there are great blessings in store for us. Read more to learn what some of these are.
The brother of Jared needs light for the barges they will use to cross the sea. He molds rocks to be transparent and asks God to makes them shine. What rocks in my life can I mold and ask God to fill them with light to bless others?
The brother of Jared knows his people will have to cross the great deep to reach the land promised to them. Each of us will have to cross a “great deep” in our lives. Read more to learn how to prepare ourselves to do this.
Moroni abridges the Jaredite history and teaches us lessons. In this chapter, the brother of Jared and his people are told to meet God halfway, so He can be their guide. Are we willing to meet God halfway, even if where he asks us to serve is uncomfortable?
Moroni pleads with us to be more wise than they have been. Learn about the small and simple ways we can do that, so we don’t repeat negative history.