The Amlicites cause a lot of misery in this chapter, but for a time they experience no troubles. We all will have troubles in life, but do we savor and thank God for the times where there is no conflict?
These chapters show 2 different groups of people (Limhi’s & Alma’s) and how they handled the trials that came their way. What lessons can you learn from these chapters on how to face your own trials?
Limhi’s people are in bondage to the Lamanites, but it takes them a few hard knocks and lessons before they finally are humbled by degrees. What phase of humility are you in at the moment?
Abinadi stood boldly for truth, even in the face of impending death. He would not recall his words. That is faith put into action. How can I gain this kind of faith to stand boldly for truth in my own life?
Wicked King Noah comes into power and builds an ornate palace and other things to sate his vanity. He even builds a temple, but God does not accept it. Do we ever strive to build a “temple” in our life to cover up sins or justify our own will? Or do we build our temple to draw nearer to God?
In this chapter, we learn that we can become overzealous in doing what we want, to our own detriment (if it isn’t in alignment with God’s will). Zeniff’s people learn hard lessons over a 12-15 year period, before Ammon finds them and they have hope of deliverance.
King Benjamin delves into our Savior’s love that can never be repaid. He also talks about listing to God’s side or the devil’s and how to stay true to that God who truly loves us. Read more…