This chapter wraps up the end of the Jaredite nation, and what a tragic end it is. When we let God prevail in our lives, great things can happen. But when we don’t, like the Jaredites, we will fail.
These last few chapters in Ether are heartbreaking, seeing the results that happened to the Jaredite nation because they would not listen to a prophet. Total anarchy reigns near the end, yet they keep fighting and hating. How can we listen and heed the words of our prophet today, so this same fate doesn’t befall us?
Ether, the prophet, gives King Coriantumr and his people a warning to repent, so that they aren’t destroyed. Read to see what consequences they reaped from not following their prophet.
In the last post, we focused on faith. In this one, we will explore the power of hope in our lives. Hope brings confidence and happiness we can have in no other way. Learn more about how to make gain a more excellent hope in our Savior.
Ether, the Jaredite prophet, teaches his people about faith. Moroni, as he abridges this record, tells us more about how to make faith an anchor to our soul.
Com and generations after him receive prophetic warnings to repent and mend their wicked ways, so their nation isn’t destroyed. We are given prophet counsel and warnings today by living prophets. Do we heed their words?
Many more generations of Jaredite history are outlined in this chapter. The thing that stood out to me was what happened when they let God prevail in their lives…and when they didn’t. How can we allow God to prevail in our own lives?
The Jaredite history shows us how the desire to gain power can corrupt a nation and bring about its downfall. Humility is the key to preventing this. This trait starts with each of us, individually. How are we doing?
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.
The Jaredites deal with a ton of political intrigue for a couple generations. But prophets are sent to them, just as they are sent to us in our day to help guide, warn, and comfort us. Will we listen to our modern day prophet?