Wed - Apr 20, 2011 : 04:10 pm
Mormon : 3
If there is one thing throughout all eternity that I do *NOT* want to happen to me, is what happened to the Nephites in verse 15 of this chapter. Having the Lord, God of this earth, proclaim, "Vengeance is mine, and I will repay", kind of makes the hair on my neck stand up. The Lord makes good on all of his promises, and this, my friends, is, unfortunately, one promise He definitely made good on. Wow. That's pretty sad.
Then comes verse 17 on to the end of the chapter. I love how Mormon was stalwartly faithful, and seemed like he always has his eye single to the Glory of God. Even after receiving the news that the entire Nephite nation was going to be destroyed (people he openly loved), he remained faithful, and ended this chapter with words of hope, inspiration and invitation to come unto Christ, letting the world know that He truly is powerful to save.
Great, yet sad, chapter.