These next few chapters are thrilling. Christ is personally there among the Nephites, after His resurrection, teaching them the points of His gospel. He raises the bar, asking them to be perfect, as He is. How can we do this, without being overwhelmed with failure?
Alma teaches Corianton about the law of Restoration, how we will be restored to that which is natural to us and stand before Christ to be judged someday. What is natural to me?
In this second half of Amulek’s speech, he talks about the fruits of repentance. Which of these do you already have? Are you seeking the Spirit with you to help you bear good fruit, not bad fruit?
Alma reminds the people of the priesthood of God and the saving covenants they once made with Him. There is power in covenant making and keeping. Do I take advantage of this power in my life?
This chapter is packed full of hope…because it preaches about Christ and the Life He has made possible for us. Nephi also gives tips on how to worship Him with our whole souls, which makes Life in Christ possible and makes us want to rejoice always, because Christ gives life in abundance, life everlasting, life full of joy.
Lehi’s family had to wade through much affliction, like we do in our lives. Wading suggests work. You can’t skip through a sandy spot of deep water quickly, and we can’t get through trials as quick as we probably would like…but we can be strengthened so we aren’t sucked under the treacherous waves while we wade.
The second part of this chapter talks about the tree of life Lehi sees in his dream and the fruit that tastes more sweet and wonderful than any other fruit he has tasted. It is so glorious that he wants to share it with his family. We want to share good things in our life with those we love. Let’s learn more about what the tree and fruit represent.
Names are important. They identify us. They influence our actions. Many of us might be named after a relative or our name stems from something or someone our parents loved. Whether or not you are named after someone in the past or not, your name has now become who you are. You hear it from…