“Many Plants and Roots Which God Had Prepared”

Alma 46:38-41 The bulk of these verses talks about the peaceful passing of many with their faith firmly intact. There is an interesting side thought that gives insights into how it was that so many died of just old age. (vs. 41) Verse 40 talks about how because of the “many plants and roots which […]

(And He Called It the Title of Liberty)

Alma 46:11-13 Moroni is angry with Amalickiah. Is this a justified angry? It seems to be. If justified, then upon what principles of understanding or knowledge does Moroni take action. In other words, upon what principles does Moroni place his faith (faith unto action)? Anger is often the result of fear. Fear and faith cannot […]

“Gathered Together Against Their Brethren”

Alma 46:1-10 The same word of God was preached among all the people of Nephi. Yet for some, this resulted in deep division, feelings of hatred to the point of bitter resentment and rebellion. I appreciate that it says that they rebelled against their brethren. These were family bonds being broken, and that hurts.

“Only Through Repentance and Faith on the Name of the Lord God Omnipotent”

Mosiah 3 I’ve slowly read through this chapter again this morning. It has been a healing balm to my wounded soul. I failed in previous readings to realized that the bulk of this chapter is an angelic communication straight from the realms of glory of the presence of the Lord. This is the doctrine of […]

“It Is Known of God That Wickedness Will Not Bring Them Forth”

Mormon 5:10-21 This phrase found in verse 12 was a shaft of light or understanding this morning to my mind. The wording though found in verses 10 -12 are particularly compelling. Only those who feel sorrow for the fall of the house of Israel and its fall are those that will respond to gathering. The […]