In this chapter, Jesus talks about other sheep He must appear to and also talks about the blessings the Gentiles receive in the latter-day, because of their belief in Him which will come through the Holy Ghost. But with great blessings comes great responsibilities. Am I focusing on what I need to do to come unto Christ, or am I pointing the finger of judgment at others?
The Nephite nation is poised on a peak of great change. The line which divides them boils down to this: who are they yielding their hearts to? Satan or Christ? This seems like an easy choice to make, but Satan is subtle and tricky in how he gets us to yield to him. How can we protect ourselves from his deceptions?
In a few short years, the Nephites go from prospering with God’s help, to spiraling into vile evil and corruption in their government. How can we stand firmly for Christ in a wicked world?
Mormon, the prophet-historian, inserts his wisdom and thoughts in this chapter, pointing out how quickly we turn away from God unless He chastens us. Repentance helps us turn back to God and remember Him always. Are we taking advantage of this glorious gift our Savior has given us?
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?
This chapter is one of my favorites. It shows how one evil man brought so much pain to two whole nations. He did it by subtle tricks and flattery that the devil uses with us today. We can learn how not to leave the high ground of safety and light by studying Lehonti’s and Amalickiah’s story.
Captain Moroni unfurls the title of liberty in this chapter, prepared to fight for their families, their religion, and the cause of Christians. What are we willing to do to fight for these blessings, so they aren’t stolen by leaders with wicked designs?
In this chapter, we see how quickly the Nephites turn from righteous gratitude to willful turning away from God and His prophets. What can we do to keep from having this quick turn-about in our own lives?
In this post, we’ll see in sharp, painful clarity the results of making a pact with the devil, like Korihor did. It only ever works out well for one party…the devil.
This chapter is a long one, full of Korihor’s false teachings and a view into how he deceived the people…until Alma came along. These misbeliefs Korihor taught are similar to many philosophies taught in the world today.