Jesus tells the people in this chapter to ask, seek, and knock, to gain personal revelation from God. Am I careful not to be swayed by false prophets who come in sheep’s clothing to deceive? God has given us the tools we need to stay safe. But am I using these tools in my life?
Jesus speaks to the people again, telling them He will gather them as a chicken gathers her chicks, to protect and nourish them. How can we qualify for such great blessings?
The horrible days of darkness end when Jesus Christ appears to the people, pronouncing that He is the light and life of the world. He gives them a simple way to always access His light. Am I taking advantage of this precious gift He has given me?
There is a great storm and ensuing darkness in the new world, after Christ’s death in the old world. The people mourn and wish they had repented before this great and terrible day. Am I looking to Christ, so I can reflect His light, instead of adding to the darkness and confusion in the world today?
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?
The Nephites have a season of prosperity and righteousness, Mormon inserts himself into the narrative to talk about the gathering of Israel. How can I be part of this great work in God’s kingdom today?
The Nephite/Lamanite nations wait for their enemy to attack. But they are prepared to outlast them. Their preparations and humility bring them victory in the end. How can I better prepare to face the adversary and win in my own life?
Giddianhi, the robber leader, writes to Lachoneus, praising him and then demanding he surrender or his army will destroy them. It would’ve been easy to fear. But Lachoneus stood strong. How can we stand strong and not fear the devil’s attacks on us today?
The Nephites go back and forth between weakness and strength in battles with their enemies. What led to the weakness within that made them susceptible to their enemies? How can we avoid this weakening in our own lives?
The Nephite believers face a faith crisis. The unbelievers threaten to kill them if the prophet’s sign of a day without a night doesn’t happen by a certain date. Nephi shows us in this chapter how to strengthen faith in Jesus Christ during turbulent, dangerous times.