Mormon abridged much of the Nephite records and compiled what we know now as The Book of Mormon. He did this for a wise purpose that he didn’t fully understand, but that he trusted God knew and wanted. Do we trust that God has a wise purpose for us in this life? Have we asked Him lately what that wise purpose is?
This book connects the dots, mainly through Amaleki, the last of 5 authors in this short section that spans over 200 years of Nephite history. Amaleki helps us connect to what is most important, before he delivers up the plates to King Benjamin.
Jarom shares a short testimony in this book about how to gain godly power to support us spiritually and physically in life. Let the Spirit guide you as you study this chapter to help you know how to obtain more godly strength in your life.
Do you ever struggle with prayer? Do you ever wonder if your prayers get beyond your bedroom ceiling. Enos gives us a pattern on how to make our prayers mighty…but it involves some spiritual wrestling.
Jacob has a run-in with an anti-Christ, but he stands firm against the bullying because his faith is based on Christ, the rock of our salvation. This faith gives us power to labor diligently in God’s service. And we need to labor diligently, because there are wolves out there working just as diligently to bring us down.
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?