In the last post, we focused on faith. In this one, we will explore the power of hope in our lives. Hope brings confidence and happiness we can have in no other way. Learn more about how to make gain a more excellent hope in our Savior.
The Jaredite history shows us how the desire to gain power can corrupt a nation and bring about its downfall. Humility is the key to preventing this. This trait starts with each of us, individually. How are we doing?
The Jaredites begin their journey across the sea, from the old world to the new world. They face mountain waves and fierce winds the whole way. How can we prepare ourselves to face these same tumultuous waves and winds in our lives?
Moroni successfully unites his nation…finally. As they savor peace once more, some have become hardened by the many years of war and others have been softened to turn to God. What can we do to ensure we are meek and humble before God?
A fact of life is that there will be good times and there will also be times we are in dangerous circumstances. What can we do to get through these hard times?
We learn more about some strong and mighty men in this chapter–both for good and evil. Some stand in the limelight, such as Moroni, but we can be “no less serviceable” in God’s kingdom as we exercise faith in Jesus Christ, even when we receive no fanfare or attention. Strong and mighty doesn’t only apply to those whose names are recorded in the history books.
Alma eventually preaches in a city called Ammonihah. They reject him and he leaves in sorrow. But an angel visits him and commands him to return to the angry people. And he speedily returns. Do i speedily obey God when He prompts me to do things in life?
These chapters show 2 different groups of people (Limhi’s & Alma’s) and how they handled the trials that came their way. What lessons can you learn from these chapters on how to face your own trials?
Lehi’s family had to wade through much affliction, like we do in our lives. Wading suggests work. You can’t skip through a sandy spot of deep water quickly, and we can’t get through trials as quick as we probably would like…but we can be strengthened so we aren’t sucked under the treacherous waves while we wade.
I’ve been thinking a lot about the thorns we each deal with in life. In 2 Corinthians 12:7-10, Paul states that he was given a thorn in the flesh and sought the Lord three times to take it away from him. 7 …there was given to me a thorn in the flesh… 8 For this thing I besought the…