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.
Nephi and Lehi were brought up to have solid faith in Jesus Christ, to make Him their rock they build upon. What can we do to make Christ the rock of our foundation?
We are in a daily battle for our spiritual lives. We must fight daily to keep pride from creeping into our lives, because it is the great weapon Satan uses to weaken us…so he can then destroy us. How do we keep from falling prey to this evil?
This question about pride–not in others, but ourselves–is one we need to always ask ourselves. Pride is the gateway sin that creeps into our lives, like weeds, and can lead us to do so much damage if we don’t carefully root it out daily.
Moroni successfully unites his nation…finally. As they savor peace once more, some have become hardened by the many years of war and others have been softened to turn to God. What can we do to ensure we are meek and humble before God?
Helaman leads his 2,000 young, inexperienced warriors into battle against a superior army and triumph, without one casualty. What did they do that led to this miracle?
Moroni shows us several tactics to fight evil in this chapter. One is by being armed within. How do we arm ourselves within to battle the enemy without?
The Nephites build walls to keep their prisoners inside, so they can’t turn against them. We must build spiritual walls of safety to protect us from temptations and weaknesses that can destroy us. This chapter explores things we can do to be like the stripling warriors that step up to protect the Nephites in these dangerous circumstances.
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.