Ether 14 – Total Anarchy

These last few chapters in Ether are heartbreaking, seeing the results that happened to the Jaredite nation because they would not listen to a prophet. Total anarchy reigns near the end, yet they keep fighting and hating. How can we listen and heed the words of our prophet today, so this same fate doesn’t befall us?

Ether 8 – Beware power-seekers

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.