Ether, the Jaredite prophet, teaches his people about faith. Moroni, as he abridges this record, tells us more about how to make faith an anchor to our soul.
Com and generations after him receive prophetic warnings to repent and mend their wicked ways, so their nation isn’t destroyed. We are given prophet counsel and warnings today by living prophets. Do we heed their words?
Many more generations of Jaredite history are outlined in this chapter. The thing that stood out to me was what happened when they let God prevail in their lives…and when they didn’t. How can we allow God to prevail in our own lives?
The Jaredite history shows us how the desire to gain power can corrupt a nation and bring about its downfall. Humility is the key to preventing this. This trait starts with each of us, individually. How are we doing?
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.
The Jaredites deal with a ton of political intrigue for a couple generations. But prophets are sent to them, just as they are sent to us in our day to help guide, warn, and comfort us. Will we listen to our modern day prophet?
The Jaredites begin their journey across the sea, from the old world to the new world. They face mountain waves and fierce winds the whole way. How can we prepare ourselves to face these same tumultuous waves and winds in our lives?
Moroni discusses the power of witnesses in this short chapter. How can we become a witness of this book in our lives?
We learn more about exercising faith muscles in this chapter. If we can grow stronger spiritually, there are great blessings in store for us. Read more to learn what some of these are.
The brother of Jared needs light for the barges they will use to cross the sea. He molds rocks to be transparent and asks God to makes them shine. What rocks in my life can I mold and ask God to fill them with light to bless others?