Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Alma 49:26 - 49:30

Alma 49: 26 And it came to pass that he was exceedingly angry with his people, because he had not obtained his desire over the Nephites; he had not subjected them to the yoke of bondage.

Amalickiah is not happy with how the military campaign went or with his fighters. They had not achieved his desire to conquer the Nephites and make them his subjects.

One can only wonder if he took out his frustrations out on some of his returning men.

Alma 49: 27 Yea, he was exceedingly wroth, and he did curse God, and also Moroni, swearing with an oath that he would drink his blood; and this because Moroni had kept the commandments of God in preparing for the safety of his people.

His anger was such that he cursed God and Moroni. They had both frustrated his desires. He now swore and oath that he would drink the blood of Moroni because he dared go against Amalickiah’s desires and because Moroni dared to live the commandments of God to prepare the Nephites to continue to frustrate Amalickiah’s desires.

Alma 49: 28 And it came to pass, that on the other hand, the people of Nephi did thank the Lord their God, because of his matchless power in delivering them from the hands of their enemies.

The Nephites on the other hand, gave heartfelt thanks to God for their divergence from the Lamanites. Then were thankful that He gave them the wisdom to prepare for the onslaught of the Lamanites that Moroni knew was sure to come.

Alma 49: 29 And thus ended the nineteenth year of the reign of the judges over the people of Nephi.

This was the situation at the end of the 19th year of the reign of the judges.

Alma 49: 30 Yea, and there was continual peace among them, and exceedingly great prosperity in the church because of their heed and diligence which they gave unto the word of God, which was declared unto them by Helaman, and Shiblon, and Corianton, and Ammon and his brethren, yea, and by all those who had been ordained by the holy order of God, being baptized unto repentance, and sent forth to preach among the people.

There was now peace among the Nephites. They were living the commandments like they knew they should and were listening a following the admonitions of Helaman, Shiblon, Corianton, Ammon and his brothers and all others who had been ordained to preach among the people.

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