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.
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.
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.
The decades of wars come to a shocking end in this last battle Mormon describes. After a quarter of a million Nephites are slaughtered, only 24 are left to be hunted down. Mormon grieves his people’s end, but says they didn’t have to fall. Jesus stood waiting with open arms to receive them. But they would not turn to Him. How can we better turn to our Savior, to avoid the Nephite calamity?
This chapter will mark the beginning of the final ending for the Nephite nation. The consequences of sin will catch up to them, since they have been unwilling to repent and turn back to God. How can I make sure their ending does not become my ending?
Jesus asked His apostles what it was that they desired of Him. Have you ever wondered what you would answer Him, if He asked the same of you? What are our desires…really?
Jesus is very clear and specific about the name of His Church. How can we do better at identifying His church and our commitment to Him with more precision?
Jesus quotes Malachi 4 in this chapter, about Elijah’s return before the great and dreadful day of the Lord’s second coming, to turn hearts of children to their fathers, and vice versa. Read more…
Jesus quotes Isaiah 54 to His audience, to show that He will gather them with everlasting kindness if they choose Him to be their God. How can I apply His teachings to my life?
Jesus shows in this scene the power of ministering and loving others, one by one. How can I prepare myself to follow His example better, by ministering to the one in my own life?