This begins Alma’s talk to his son, Corianton, who had grievously sinned. Alma’s message to him is to repent…and be saved. There is hope for even the vilest sinner. How do I secure that hope in my own life?
The poor of the Zoramites are cast out of their land and become refugees. The Nephite’s accept them and care for them. Do we side on Mercy’s or justice’s side with the poor and needy?
We reap what we sow. This is shown very vividly in this chapter as the narrator connects the dots from this point back into the past. What seeds are you planting? And what will they reap?
This chapter is one full of hope. Alma the younger had willfully rebelled against God and his father, yet his father never gave up praying for him, and neither did God. We are always in the process of becoming in this life–becoming closer to our God, or becoming separated from Him. But Christ is always ready to embrace us when we turn back to Him. What am I becoming right now?
All the different branches of the Nephites and Mulekites are back together, in one. And they are struck by the immediate goodness of God. Have you felt God’s immediate goodness in your life lately?
What makes true men and women? Is it our worldly possessions, popularity, our courage, faith? And what is most important to us? Who would we stay behind for in a life-threatening battle? Who would we be willing to stand beside, even if it meant sacrificing what we desired?
King Benjamin’s people experienced a mighty change, giving them new hearts and a disposition not to do evil anymore, but to do good continually. Have you experienced this mighty change of heart?
What do beggars and races have in common? In this post, we learn how Benjamin preached that we are all beggars before God…and we are all in a race in this life. If we finish, we will win a prize, but we must not run faster than we are able.
King Benjamin’s people are overwhelmed with humility at the end of his speech and they cry out with one voice for mercy from their God. They ask for two gifts…and they receive them. Read more to see what they prayed for and how they received MORE.
In the beginning of this chapter, Benjamin tells his people the GLAD tidings of their Savior and Redeemer. He ends by telling them HOW to be ready to receive Jesus Christ and showing them WHAT stands in their way.