Tue - Jun 09, 2009 : 09:40 am
Man... It's been months since I wrote about the Book of Mormon. I will finish it, though, and I will write about each and every chapter therein.
So, about this chapter.
Nothing really jumped out at me as being extraordinary, and I didn't expect it to be so short. It seemed like this chapter was just a wrap-up chapter for the adventures and missions of the sons of Mosiah.
Verse 13 and 14 are interesting, in that the word "inequality" is used when comparing mankind. The inequality of man due to iniquity and sin. After a quick search, I see that the word inequality is used 5 times in the Book of Mormon, and all but the one referenced in this chapter have to do with worldly inequality. This one references the inequality of the souls of men in the afterlife. Interesting.
Verse 14's call to the importance of missionary work is quite evident today. Although we don't have the close-to-home wars talked about in the Book of Mormon (yet), a quick survey of the state of the people living in your community will undoubtedly lead to the same conclusion: We really need to do more to let people know about the Gospel.
Good, but short, chapter.