Thursday, August 14, 2014

Mosiah 9





After twelve years of living peacefully among the Lamanites, the people of Zeniff were attacked with little warning by a huge Lamanite army.  This overwhelming attack strategically should have easily annihilated the people of Zeniff, but they introduced an element into their defense that can always overcome such odds.  In verse 17 we learn that the people of Zeniff thought upon “the deliverance of our fathers.”  That remembrance gave them hope to cry “mightily to the Lord” to deliver them, as well.  And deliver them He did.  There’s a famous challenge in the Book of Mormon in Moroni 10:3 – 5, which includes a challenge to “remember” the mercy of the Lord throughout the history of mankind.  Reviewing the Lord’s merciful deliverance of humble sinners throughout the ages is a true faith builder, and applicable to all situations.  Not the least Example of which is the Deliverance of all people in the Garden of Gethsemane, on the Cross and at the Empty Tomb.
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