This powerful chapter discusses two seemingly opposing eternal traits of God and how they intertwine to provide salvation for the children of God.
Alma teaches Corianton about the law of Restoration, how we will be restored to that which is natural to us and stand before Christ to be judged someday. What is natural to me?
Alma preaches about resurrection truths he has had revealed to him in this chapter. I’ve outlined nine truths about the resurrection. Study them, and answer the question: Am I prepared to stand before God in a resurrected body to be judged of my works in this life?
This begins Alma’s talk to his son, Corianton, who had grievously sinned. Alma’s message to him is to repent…and be saved. There is hope for even the vilest sinner. How do I secure that hope in my own life?
Alma gives his oldest son Helaman charge of the spiritual record, and tells him why this eternal treasure is so valuable to not only them, but to future generations–us! How do I treat this treasure from God in my life?
In this second half of Amulek’s speech, he talks about the fruits of repentance. Which of these do you already have? Are you seeking the Spirit with you to help you bear good fruit, not bad fruit?
Amulek takes a turn teaching the Zoramites, and he gives them the tools of repentance and prayer to help them nourish and strengthen the seed Alma has taught them to plant in their hearts. Do I use these tools?
In this chapter, Alma finally spells out what the saving word of God is that we must plant in our hearts. It is powerful and life-changing.
Now we get to Alma’s experiment upon the WORD he had mentioned earlier. Planting seeds takes word to prepare the soil with nutrients to allow a seed to grow. The word of God we plant in our hearts must have a soul prepared to let it grow. Am I prepared?
This is one of my favorite chapters in the Book of Mormon. I’ve divided it into 2 parts, and in this one, we’ll focus on what we need to do to prepare to hear the word of God.