What’s happening? The believers are cast out among the Zoramites, war is brewing, and Alma realizes he needs to start at home to preach faith.
Why does it matter? This is a pivotal point in the further separation of the followers of Christ from those who refuse to believe.
Between the lines: The Lord here is separating the wheat from the tares for His coming, just like He is today.
Quote of for the day: “They did nourish them, and did clothe them, and did give unto them lands for their inheritance; and they did administer unto them according to their wants.”
Read the following verses then ask yourself the questions. If there are any corresponding quotes, read them and see how they relate to the verses above it.
35:3,8-10 Why do the wicked always threaten those who are trying to follow Jesus Christ? See John 15:18-23
35:15 How is it being a good friend, parent, or leader by inviting our associates to repent?
“A permissive parent, an indulgent friend, a fearful Church leader are in reality more concerned about themselves than the welfare and happiness of those they could help. Yes, the call to repentance is at times regarded as intolerant or offensive and may even be resented, but guided by the Spirit, it is in reality an act of genuine caring.” ~ DT Christofferson
35:16 When circumstances get tough and wickedness abounds, where should we start to make life better and brighter?