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…
King Benjamin had so much wisdom to give his people before he died, but they had to be strategic about how they positioned themselves to hear his speech. We need to be strategic today in how we position ourselves so we can hear God’s words to us. Learn how Benjamin’s people did this.
Jacob tells us to be wise. How can we be wise in this time of social distancing? How can we nourish others, as God wants us to do, while keeping ourselves and others safe during this pandemic? Can nourishing happen during a time of social distancing? I think it can.
This longest chapter in the Book of Mormon teaches some powerful truths that even apply to this crazy COVID-19 virus affected world today. How can we be pruned, digged about, and nourished in our lives? How can we do this for others?
Jacob gives four simple, yet meaty steps to be reconciled to Jesus Christ in this chapter. Ponder on these to see if you can think of specific ways you can apply one or all of these steps better in your life.
The Book of Mormon is God’s words for our day. Nephi tells us in this chapter that wherever God’s people are on the earth, He has commanded them to keep a record. We have the Bible, a record of the Jews, and the Book of Mormon, a record of the ancient peoples living in America. No doubt there are other records out there we have not been given by God yet, but when we do receive them, they will run together and prove the truth of the others. Do we treasure God’s words?