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?
Mormon, even as a boy, was sober, quick to observe, and discerning. These traits helped him stand firm in his faith in Christ in a very wicked society. Read more to learn how to develop these attributes in your own life.
The ancient American people were changed by spending time with Christ, after His resurrection in the old world. Imagine how your life and the world could change if we spent more time with Him each day, through His words and teachings.
Christ tells the people more about how to recognize when the covenant with Israel begins to be fulfilled. We can be part of this fulfillment of prophesy, depending on who we choose to serve and heed.
The Nephites have a season of prosperity and righteousness, Mormon inserts himself into the narrative to talk about the gathering of Israel. How can I be part of this great work in God’s kingdom today?
The Nephites go back and forth between weakness and strength in battles with their enemies. What led to the weakness within that made them susceptible to their enemies? How can we avoid this weakening in our own lives?
The Nephite believers face a faith crisis. The unbelievers threaten to kill them if the prophet’s sign of a day without a night doesn’t happen by a certain date. Nephi shows us in this chapter how to strengthen faith in Jesus Christ during turbulent, dangerous times.
The Nephites battle long and hard against secret combinations. They even let them get into their government. Even when they sweep them out of politics, they aren’t gone, but attack and then hide in their secret places. We definitely have secret combinations today. What are we doing to fight against this danger?
Nephi feels alone. He’s cast down. But he refuses to wallow. He ponders the things of God, and that’s when power comes into his life. How can we access the power of pondering in our own life, to bring us closer to God?
God has commanded us to build His kingdom on earth? But I think many times we put other kingdoms above His and build those. These worldly kingdoms can be political, social, even our own personal kingdoms of ease and prosperity. Whose kingdom are we truly committed to building? We might need to humbly look at the tactics we are using to see if we are builders for God, or someone else.