Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Alma 32:6 -32:10

Alma 32:6 And now when Alma heard this, he turned him about, his face immediately towards him, and he beheld with great joy; for he beheld that their afflictions had truly humbled them, and that they were in a preparation to hear the word.

Alma was facing the crowd that he was preaching to when this spokesman from the new crowd came up behind him. Alma turned immediately to this spokesman. As he did so he could see immediately that they were in the condition, unlike the group he had been speaking too, to be open to what he was trying to get across.

Alma 32:7 Therefore he did say no more to the other multitude; but he stretched forth his hand, and cried unto those whom he beheld, who were truly penitent, and said unto them:

So Alma quits talking to the first group and begins talking to this new group of Zoramites.

Alma 32:8 I behold that ye are lowly in heart; and if so, blessed are ye.

He tells them he can tell they are the poorer members of society and lacking personal confidence in their status. Alma tells them that is a good thing.

That must have taken this group a little back. They were thinking they were in bad shape spiritually but Alma tells them they are better off. The reason being that they are ready to listen whereas the rest of the society is not.

Alma 32:9 Behold thy brother hath said, What shall we do?—for we are cast out of our synagogues, that we cannot worship our God.

He repeats to the group the question asked by the spokesman, that is, where are they going to worship God if they are not allowed in their synagogues that helped built?

Alma 32:10 Behold I say unto you, do ye suppose that ye cannot worship God save it be in your synagogues only?

Alma asks them if they really believe they can only worship God in a synagogue.

This implies that one can worship God in other places and Alma will elaborate on this topic.

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