9 And he breathed out many threatenings against them. And now the people of Ammon did not fear their words; therefore they did not cast them out, but they did receive all the poor of the Zoramites that came over unto them; and they did nourish them, and did clothe them, and did give unto them lands for their inheritance; and they did administer unto them according to their wants.
The people of Ammon knew that they were doing the right thing by helping the people who had been cast out of their homes. Because they knew they were doing right, they were on a solid foundation, and they were not going to be intimidated or dissuaded by threats from their neighbors. They were like the governor Lachoneus, who “was a just man, and could not be frightened by the demands and the threatenings of a robber” (3 Nephi 3:12).
Today, I applied this verse in a simple way: by being steady at work. I have several important projects that I’m driving at work. There are many distractions, there are many other projects that I could contribute to, and there are people around me who feel anxious about their priorities. Rather than let those things unsettle me or occupy my attention unduly, I resolved this morning to move forward on the projects I’m assigned to complete. I made good progress during the day on all of my projects, and I was able to avoid being distracted. I’m grateful for the example set by the people of Ammon of steadiness in pursuing a worthy course of action.