Study Question: What can we do to become better at accepting the easing of our burdens for a time before we are delivered from them?
Summary: Alma secretly preaches and baptizes, and eventually flees the evil King Noah. King Noah saves his own life because the Lamanites are at their door, and flees with his priests. When some priests wanted to return and were forbidden, they killed King Noah. His son Limhi becomes king. The Nephites become subject to the Lamanites. Eventually the Nephites get tired of it, and fight for their freedom only to lose thrice. After they humbled themselves, the Lord did ease their burdens until he saw fit to deliver them from bondage. And then Ammon came back from Zarahemla and brought a record of a destroyed people.
Scripture: Mosiah 18:30 “And now it came to pass that all this was done in Mormon, yea, by the waters of Mormon, in the forest that was near the waters of Mormon; yea, the place of Mormon, the waters of Mormon, the forest of Mormon, how beautiful are they to the eyes of them who there came to the knowledge of their Redeemer; yea, and how blessed are they, for they shall sing to his praise forever.”
Rachael D: The people of Alma kept the commandment, they kept the Sabbath day holy and took care of each other temporally and spiritually. They were warned when the King had found out and departed out of the land. The people of Limhi we in bondage and they went to war against the Lamanites several times. It was only after they realised they could not get themselves out of bondage that they humbled themselves and turned to God. These chapters teach me that I need to always be turning to the Lord and not be slow to remember him during hard times. For both people the Lord did lighten their burdens after they turned to him.