How does love influence others in these chapters?
Ammon and Lamoni are on their way to free Ammon’s brothers Aaron and Muloki from prison when they meet Lamoni’s father, King over all the land. Ammon wins over the King through showing love for his son and by the power of the spirit. Lamoni free’s Aaron and Muloki after they are imprisoned by the Amalekites in Middoni. When they are free they continue to preach the gospel in synagogues. Lamoni grants religious freedom. Aaron and Muloki go to visit the King and are asked by him to teach them the gospel after being inspired by Ammon’s words.
“And now, O king, if thou wilt spare our lives, we will be thy servants. And the king said unto them: Arise, for I will grant unto you your lives, and I will not suffer that ye shall be my servants; but I will insist that ye shall administer unto me; for I have been somewhat troubled in mind because of the generosity and the greatness of the words of thy brother Ammon; and I desire to know the cause why he has not come up out of Middoni with thee.”
Rachael D: I noticed a pattern between when Ammon is teaching King Lamoni and Aaron teaching his father. They are willing to serve and when trust has been made they begin to teach them. They teach them first about who God is and then teach them the plan of salvation starting from the creation and the fall. The spirit touches them and they are willing to give up everything for eternal life (Alma 18&22). Their hearts were opened because of the love that was shown. Those around us will desire to know more as we love them and live Christ like lives.