I read Mosiah 6 quite a while ago, but didn't have the chance to write anything about it. I re-read it again tonight, along with chapter 7.
The last verse of chapter 7 hit me years ago, when I realized the bondage to which the Lord is referring is not only physical bondage, but easily can refer to addictions, beliefs, people, choices, anything that holds you down. The requisites for being freed from bondages are as follows:
- Turn to the Lord with full purpose of heart
- Put your trust in Him
- Serve him with all diligence of mind
Do that, and according to Gods will and in his timeframe, he will free you.
Another thing which I've wrestled with, but not too much, is the whole "over-zealousness" of Zeniff. Was that a good or bad thing? Zeniff does't seem to be a bad man, to me. Not sure about the whole journey back to the land of Nephi, either. Never really states as to whether that was a good journey, or bad one. I guess we wouldn't know if we would have had Alma the older change his ways, if it wasn't for Zeniff.... Thus, we wouldn't have Alma the younger, and the thousands which he, no doubt, influenced... Interesting thoughts...
Sorry for the scatter-brainy-ness of this post. I've got allergies going full-force right now, so it was hard for me to concentrate on the scriptures.
That's all for now.