This chapter is one full of hope. Alma the younger had willfully rebelled against God and his father, yet his father never gave up praying for him, and neither did God. We are always in the process of becoming in this life–becoming closer to our God, or becoming separated from Him. But Christ is always ready to embrace us when we turn back to Him. What am I becoming right now?
There is lots of shaming and blaming in the world today. But neither of these bring positive results, as you can read about in today’s post.
What makes true men and women? Is it our worldly possessions, popularity, our courage, faith? And what is most important to us? Who would we stay behind for in a life-threatening battle? Who would we be willing to stand beside, even if it meant sacrificing what we desired?
Alma shares Abinadi’s message and baptizes many believers. He tells them how to follow God and how to build unity among themselves. Do I sow seeds of unity or discord in my life?
King Benjamin’s people are overwhelmed with humility at the end of his speech and they cry out with one voice for mercy from their God. They ask for two gifts…and they receive them. Read more to see what they prayed for and how they received MORE.
Jacob tells us to be wise. How can we be wise in this time of social distancing? How can we nourish others, as God wants us to do, while keeping ourselves and others safe during this pandemic? Can nourishing happen during a time of social distancing? I think it can.
Jacob calls us to action in this chapter. There are lots of good verbs and inspiring pleas to get out of our spiritual beds and awake to God. Are we casual in our relationship with the Lord, or are we awake–actively seeking to do good in the world?