Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Ether 7

First we learned about the Prodigal Son (see Luke 15:11-32).  Now we have the story of Corihor and his brother, Shule to teach us about forgiving wayward loved ones.  When Shule was born, his brother Corihor was holding captive their father, the king.  When Shule became a man, being mighty in judgment (v. 8), he fought Corihor and obtained the kingdom again for their father.  Daddy gave the kingdom to Shule, who reigned in righteousness and taught repentance to the people (v. 25).  During Shule’s reign “Corihor repented of the many evils which he had done” to the point that king Shule gave Corihor “power in the kingdom” (v. 13).  It appears that Corihor remained faithful to Shule, for when Corihor’s son, Noah, rebelled against king Shule, the record tells us he rebelled against them both (v.15).  Let us, like Shule and like the Prodigal Son’s father, be able to forgive repentant loved ones.

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