Friday, March 5, 2010

Alma Chapter 46: The Title of Liberty

This chapter has taught me that Satan will stop at nothing to destroy the Church of God.

Alma 46:4-7

 4  "And Amalickiah was desirous to be a aking; and those people who were wroth were also desirous that he should be their king; and they were the greater part of them the lower bjudges of the land, and they were seeking for power."
 5 And they had been led by the aflatteries of Amalickiah, that if they would support him and establish him to be their king that he would make them rulers over the people.

  6 Thus they were led away by Amalickiah to dissensions, notwithstanding the preaching of Helaman and his brethren, yea, notwithstanding their exceedingly great care over the church, for they were ahigh priests over the church.

  7 And there were many in the church who believed in the aflattering words of Amalickiah, therefore they bdissented even from the church; and thus were the affairs of the people of Nephi exceedingly precarious and dangerous, notwithstanding their great cvictory which they had had over the Lamanites, and their great rejoicings which they had had because of their ddeliverance by the hand of the Lord.

 In verses 8-9 it speaks of how easily we forget the Lord.

8 Thus we see how aquick the children of men do bforget the Lord their God, yea, how quick to do ciniquity, and to be led away by the evil one.

  9 Yea, and we also see the great awickedness one very wicked man can cause to take place among the children of men. 
12 And it came to pass that he rent his coat; and he took a piece thereof, and wrote upon it—aIn memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children—and he fastened it upon the end of a pole. 
We are so blessed to have the freedoms we have in this day.  May we always remember and be thankful for all our blessings. 

The Plan

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  I have been a member my whole life and I would like to share my thoughts and feelings about my religion.  This is more for me than anything.  Even though I have grown up as a Mormon, I find it hard to stay on track spiritually.  I want to bring the teachings of Jesus Christ into my daily life and into the lives of my children. 


My first challenge will be to read the Book of Mormon.  I am currently in the process of reading the Book of Mormon, so I will start where I currently am, which is in Alma 45.


 Alma 45:1, " Behold, now it came to pass that the people of Nephi were exceedingly rejoiced, because the Lord had again delivered them out of the hands of their enemies;  therefore they gave thanks unto the Lord their God;  yea, and they did fast much and pray much, and they did worship God with exceedingly great joy."

I LOVE this verse.  It is what I have been taught to do since my days in primary.  Not only are we to worship and give thanks to God when he blesses us, but on a daily basis we are commanded to pray and thank our Father in Heaven for all that we have.  

I know this is something I need to work on.  I am always finding time to do OTHER things when I KNOW what I should be doing is reading my scriptures and saying my daily prayers.  I am truly blessed to have the gospel in my life and I know with all my heart that it is true.  I have read the Book of Mormon and heeded the words of Moroni. 

Moroni 10:3-4

 3 Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how amerciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and bponder it in your chearts.

  4 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would aask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not btrue; and if ye shall ask with a csincere heart, with dreal intent, having efaith in Christ, he will fmanifest the gtruth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.