When have you felt the Lord’s preserving hand in your life?
The iniquity of the Nephites negatively affects themselves and the church. Nephi gives up the judgement seat and preaches the Gospel instead. His father Helaman’s counsel and King Benjamin’s testimony is recorded. This leads to the conversion of thousands of Lamanites. Nephi and Lehi are imprisoned and are miraculously preserved from death by a fire which does not consume them. The Lord’s voice is heard calling the people to repentance.
“And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall.”
Rachael D: I really like Helaman 5:12 which teaches us that if we build our lives on Christ then it doesn’t matter what we have to face we will never fall because of our foundation. I also like Helaman 5:30 where he describes the voice as still, perfect mildness, whisper and that it pierced to them to the soul. It reminds me that he speaks to my spirit and I need to listen carefully.