When the Lamanites, because of an oath they’d taken, were forced to attack the heavily fortified city of Noah, the slaughter among them was huge. In verse 22 we read that the Lamanites began tearing down the banks of the earth to try and open a pass “that they might have an equal chance to fight.” When we’re following God’s commandments we’re fortifying ourselves against attack by our adversary. He tries to wear us down because he knows what will happen if he can get us on our own without the Lord’s protection. Trust me when I say that we do not want to be on an equal footing with him! Let us keep up our defenses and fortify ourselves in righteousness.