Mormon describes his people as tossed about on a windswept sea, without steering or anchor to save them. But he tells us how not to fall into the same dire spot they did–by repenting.
This chapter will mark the beginning of the final ending for the Nephite nation. The consequences of sin will catch up to them, since they have been unwilling to repent and turn back to God. How can I make sure their ending does not become my ending?
The decades-long war Mormon’s people are in has many ups and downs. When they mourn, he hopes they are experiencing godly sorrow, not worldly sorrow. What is the difference and how can this knowledge help us in our lives?
Jesus gives His people the sacrament, tells them to be a light to others, to watch and pray always, and to minister one by one. How can I do better at following Him this week?
A voice speaks from the heavens, but the people don’t understand it for the first couple times. Not until they look up and open their eyes and ears do they hear the voice of God. How can I better Hear Him today in my own life?
The horrible days of darkness end when Jesus Christ appears to the people, pronouncing that He is the light and life of the world. He gives them a simple way to always access His light. Am I taking advantage of this precious gift He has given me?
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?
Giddianhi, the robber leader, writes to Lachoneus, praising him and then demanding he surrender or his army will destroy them. It would’ve been easy to fear. But Lachoneus stood strong. How can we stand strong and not fear the devil’s attacks on us today?