This letter from Mormon to his son Moroni covers several things, from infant baptism, to pride, to faith. What stuck out to me is that faith in Jesus Christ can banish all our fears. Learn more…
After 200 years of peace and unity, pride creeps into this happy group of people and starts eroding away at their humility and happiness. It doesn’t take long for them to spiral toward destruction. How can we root out pride in our own lives?
The Nephite nation is poised on a peak of great change. The line which divides them boils down to this: who are they yielding their hearts to? Satan or Christ? This seems like an easy choice to make, but Satan is subtle and tricky in how he gets us to yield to him. How can we protect ourselves from his deceptions?
In a few short years, the Nephites go from prospering with God’s help, to spiraling into vile evil and corruption in their government. How can we stand firmly for Christ in a wicked world?
The Nephite/Lamanite nations wait for their enemy to attack. But they are prepared to outlast them. Their preparations and humility bring them victory in the end. How can I better prepare to face the adversary and win in my own life?
Mormon, the prophet-historian, inserts his wisdom and thoughts in this chapter, pointing out how quickly we turn away from God unless He chastens us. Repentance helps us turn back to God and remember Him always. Are we taking advantage of this glorious gift our Savior has given us?
We are in a daily battle for our spiritual lives. We must fight daily to keep pride from creeping into our lives, because it is the great weapon Satan uses to weaken us…so he can then destroy us. How do we keep from falling prey to this evil?
This question about pride–not in others, but ourselves–is one we need to always ask ourselves. Pride is the gateway sin that creeps into our lives, like weeds, and can lead us to do so much damage if we don’t carefully root it out daily.
Wicked King Noah comes into power and builds an ornate palace and other things to sate his vanity. He even builds a temple, but God does not accept it. Do we ever strive to build a “temple” in our life to cover up sins or justify our own will? Or do we build our temple to draw nearer to God?
What I pulled out of these two chapters was to beware of pride, which set us against God, and to be meek, which sets us next to God. What does meekness look like, and how can we obtain more of it in our character?