A fact of life is that there will be good times and there will also be times we are in dangerous circumstances. What can we do to get through these hard times?
Moroni shows us the power that comes from layering protective measures one over the other around the Nephite cities. We can layer spiritual protections in our lives to keep us safe from the adversary.
Captain Moroni builds strongholds around every city in their land, to protect them from their enemy. What kind of strongholds have I built about my testimony of Jesus Christ, to keep the enemy from chipping away at it or destroying it completely?
We learn more about some strong and mighty men in this chapter–both for good and evil. Some stand in the limelight, such as Moroni, but we can be “no less serviceable” in God’s kingdom as we exercise faith in Jesus Christ, even when we receive no fanfare or attention. Strong and mighty doesn’t only apply to those whose names are recorded in the history books.
Zeezrom and Amulek are in dark places in this chapter. But Zeezrom takes courage when Alma and Amulek show up in Sidom. How can taking courage help us out of darkness and into the light?
Zeezrom, who had been trying to catch Alma and Amulek in their words, now has had his heart pricked and is listening. Alma bears testimony of the plan of redemption in this chapter. Do I understand and take full advantage of this plan in my life?
The one certainty in life is change. The Nephites were altering their system of money and laws about every generation. We, too, need to adjust and change for the fluctuating circumstances in our own lives. What kind of changes are we making?
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?