Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Alma 27

In this chapter, the unbelieving Lamanites attacked the Christian Lamanites with a vengeance.  This time, the believers’ refusal to fight had no positive effect and it became clear the slaughter would be complete unless something happened.  Ammon and his brethren tried to reason with the new king, Anti-Nephi-Lehi, to escape with the remaining believers to the protection of the Nephites.  Being killed by the Nephites didn’t sound any better than being killed by the Lamanites to the king.  But when Ammon suggested seeking the Lord’s opinion on the matter, Anti-Nephi-Lehi agreed that if the Lord recommended their fleeing, they would do so regardless of the outcome. No other kind of reasoning short of the Lord’s will would suffice for this king.  We would do well to follow Anti-Nephi-Lehi’s example to do the Lord’s will at all costs.
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