- What Does the Book of Mormon Teach about Sacrifice?
- What Is the Sealing Power?
- What Is Foreordination?
- How Can I Avoid Being an “Unholy Temple?”
- What Is “Awful Woundedness?”
- What Does It Mean to Ponder?
- What Can We Learn from the Women in the Book of Mormon?
- What Is an Elder?
- Why Are Ordinances Important?
- What Does It Mean to Be Ordained?
- Why Is Jesus Called "the Author and the Finisher of Our Faith?"
- Moroni 4:3, 5:2 The Sacrament Prayers
- What Are Some Examples of Faith in the Book of Mormon?
- Ye Shall Prosper in the Land - 2 Nephi 4:4
- Mourn with Those That Mourn - Mosiah 18:8-10
- He Will Take Upon Him... - Alma 7:11-13
- Things Which are Not Seen, Which Are True - Alma 32:21
- After the Trial of Your Faith - Ether 12:6
- What Does It Mean to Harden Your Heart?
- The Blessed and Happy State - Mosiah 2:41
Tag Archives: Alma 38
Alma counseled his son Shiblon to “refrain from idleness” (Alma 38:12). But he had just praised Shiblon for his “steadiness,” “faithfulness,” and “diligence.” Why would he give this counsel to a son who was clearly hard-working? One possible answer: Shiblon … Continue reading
Alma praised his son Shiblon for his “steadiness and…faithfulness” (Alma 38:2). He later urged another of his sons, Corianton, to observe Shiblon’s “steadiness…, his faithfulness, and his diligence in keeping the commandments of God,” and to follow his example (Alma … Continue reading
The prophet Alma told the people in the city of Gideon that he wanted them to be “temperate in all things” (Alma 7:23). He later gave the same counsel to his son Shiblon (Alma 38:10). To be temperate is to … Continue reading
The Book of Mormon contains many sermons. Some were delivered to hostile audiences, some to congregations of believers, and some to audiences of one. The interesting point to me is that the sermons to very small audiences, generally a father … Continue reading
Near the end of his remarks to his son Shiblon, Alma gave him the following advice: Use boldness, but not overbearance (Alma 38:12). To be bold is to be “confident, courageous, and willing to take risks.” To be overbearing is to … Continue reading
A friend pointed out to me today that the phrase “in and through” appears seven times in the Book of Mormon, always in reference to Jesus Christ. He wanted to know the significance of the phrase. Here are the seven … Continue reading
The Hebrew word shalom (שָׁלוֹם) appears 237 times in the Old Testament. It is usually translated as “peace,” but it is sometimes rendered “safety,” “welfare,” “good health,” or “prosperity.” For example, when the sons of Jacob made their second trip to Egypt … Continue reading