Alma 48-50

52

Study Question:
What/who are our personal enemies and how can we build fortifications against them?

Summary:
While Amalickiah obtains power through fraud and deceit, Moroni teaches his people to be faithful to the Lord. The Lord promises the Nephites that if they keep the commandments they will prosper in the land. The Lamanites make several attempts to attack the Nephites but are unable to break through their fortifications. Amalickiah swears against God and Moroni. New Nephite cities are built. There are some contentions among the Nephites which are settled by Moroni. Pahoran takes the judgement seat.

Scripture:
Alma 48:17
“Yea, verily, verily I say unto you, if all men had been, and were, and ever would be, like unto Moroni, behold, the very powers of hell would have been shaken forever; yea, the devil would never have power over the hearts of the children of men.

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Rachael D:  I like how in chapter 49 we read how Moroni had built forts of security around every city and they were successful in defeating the Lamanites. In chapter 50 we read that this wasn’t enough for Moroni, he knew there would be more wars so he built walls of earth with timbers on top and framed with pickets, so they were strong and high, he then had towers built to look over the land. It makes me think of my defences and is a fort enough or am I building walls and watchtowers. Also in these chapters we read how the sons of Alma and their brethren are teaching the people and strengthening them in the word of God. We need to be prepared physically and spiritually to meet our battles and succeed

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