Thursday, August 20, 2015

Alma 18:6 - 18:10

Alma 18:6 For he had slain many of them because their brethren had scattered their flocks at the place of water; and thus, because they had had their flocks scattered they were slain.

The king up to that point in time had executed any of his servants who allowed his flocks to be scattered by the bad guys at the waters of Sebus.

Alma 18:7 Now it was the practice of these Lamanites to stand by the waters of Sebus to scatter the flocks of the people, that thereby they might drive away many that were scattered unto their own land, it being a practice of plunder among them.

And up to this point in time, there had been bad guys around the waters of Sebus who would scattered anyone’s flocks that were brought there for water. The bad guys would then rustle these scattered flocks to their own farms.

Alma 18:8 And it came to pass that king Lamoni inquired of his servants, saying: Where is this man that has such great power?

After hearing thes miraculous story about Ammon’s prowess, the king asked where was he now.

Alma 18:9 And they said unto him: Behold, he is feeding thy horses. Now the king had commanded his servants, previous to the time of the watering of their flocks, that they should prepare his horses and chariots, and conduct him forth to the land of Nephi; for there had been a great feast appointed at the land of Nephi, by the father of Lamoni, who was king over all the land.

The servants said that Ammon was feeding his horses and preparing them to be hooked up to a chariot that would take the king to the land of Nephi. There king Lamoni was to meet up with his father who was the king over all the land of Nephi for a dinner party.

Alma 18:10 Now when king Lamoni heard that Ammon was preparing his horses and his chariots he was more astonished, because of the faithfulness of Ammon, saying: Surely there has not been any servant among all my servants that has been so faithful as this man; for even he doth remember all my commandments to execute them.

Now king Lamoni was very impressed. Most of the time the king had to keep reminding his servants what he wanted them to do. In Ammon’s case, he was given a list of things to do and did not have to be driven to do everything.

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