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.
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 begin their journey across the sea, from the old world to the new world. They face mountain waves and fierce winds the whole way. How can we prepare ourselves to face these same tumultuous waves and winds in our lives?
We learn more about exercising faith muscles in this chapter. If we can grow stronger spiritually, there are great blessings in store for us. Read more to learn what some of these are.
The brother of Jared knows his people will have to cross the great deep to reach the land promised to them. Each of us will have to cross a “great deep” in our lives. Read more to learn how to prepare ourselves to do this.
The decades of wars come to a shocking end in this last battle Mormon describes. After a quarter of a million Nephites are slaughtered, only 24 are left to be hunted down. Mormon grieves his people’s end, but says they didn’t have to fall. Jesus stood waiting with open arms to receive them. But they would not turn to Him. How can we better turn to our Savior, to avoid the Nephite calamity?
Mormon’s people are still spiraling into a wicked hole, but God still reaches out to them in mercy, giving them another chance to repent. But we must learn to remember, in order to see God’s hand in our life and not become hardened, as Mormon’s people did here. How can we do that better?
The decades-long war Mormon’s people are in has many ups and downs. When they mourn, he hopes they are experiencing godly sorrow, not worldly sorrow. What is the difference and how can this knowledge help us in our lives?