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?
The rising generation don’t believe or understand the words of their fathers. But believing in God and having faith comes down to a choice they make. What do you choose to believe?
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?
King Benjamin delves into our Savior’s love that can never be repaid. He also talks about listing to God’s side or the devil’s and how to stay true to that God who truly loves us. Read more…
Who are God’s people? Is it just a certain nation or people? Nephi tells us in this chapter who qualifies as God’s people…and it is ANYONE who chooses God over the devil, and repents and turns to Jesus Christ. Who’s side are we on?
One theme that stands out to me in these Isaiah chapters is Second Chances. God doesn’t hold grudges. He is always reaching His hand out to save us…if we turn to Him in repentance. There is lots to delight in with these chapters. See what you can find.
Jacob picks up the record for the next few chapters. He quotes a lot of Isaiah and lays out the future apostasy and restoration of Christ’s kingdom on earth. What stood out to me in this chapter was how God blesses those who wait on Him. What does it mean to truly wait on the Lord?