Sunday, October 4, 2015

Alma 26:6 - 26:10

Alma 26:6 Yea, they shall not be beaten down by the storm at the last day; yea, neither shall they be harrowed up by the whirlwinds; but when the storm cometh they shall be gathered together in their place, that the storm cannot penetrate to them; yea, neither shall they be driven with fierce winds whithersoever the enemy listeth to carry them.

The psalm of Ammon continues – there will be nothing that will cause the Anti-Nephi-Lehis to ever revert back to their old ways. There will no influence that will make again into degenerate people they once were.

Alma 26:7 But behold, they are in the hands of the Lord of the harvest, and they are his; and he will raise them up at the last day.

Because of their astounding commitment to the Lord, He will pay very close attention to their needs and give them whatever help they need in be inheritors of salvation.

Alma 26:8 Blessed be the name of our God; let us sing to his praise, yea, let us give thanks to his holy name, for he doth work righteousness forever.

All this was not possible without the help of God. We should give thanks to God that He has the love for us to work whatever situations are needed to bring to pass the salvation of us all.

Please excuse my feeble efforts to duplicate the language of this psalm. Psalm writing is an art form and apparently, it was done by ordinary folks as there is nothing in the story of Ammon that says he practiced writing psalms. But Nephi and Lehi both wrote one which are in the Book of Mormon. So maybe it was common for folks to write them. Either that or they were couched by the angles to write them.

Alma 26:9 For if we had not come up out of the land of Zarahemla, these our dearly beloved brethren, who have so dearly beloved us, would still have been racked with hatred against us, yea, and they would also have been strangers to God.

And Ammon relates that if they had not gone forth to teach the Lamanites, the status quo would still exist between the Lamanites and the Nephites. In addition the Lamanites would still be living in ignorance of God and the God he has for all of us.

Alma 26:10 And it came to pass that when Ammon had said these words, his brother Aaron rebuked him, saying: Ammon, I fear that thy joy doth carry thee away unto boasting.

As Ammon was carrying on about the successes they had with the Lamanites, Aaron was a little worried that Ammon was bragging about their own abiltities.

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