Day 54: Alma43 This chapter describes a very dramatic battle between the Nephites and the Lamanites, who were led by former Nephites, so as to better stir the Lamanites up to anger against the Nephites. But we can learn from some of the things the Nephites did: they again sought the guidance of the Lord in knowing how to defend themselves (v23); they used sufficient armor to shield themselves (v38); their cause was just: “they were not fighting for monarchy nor power but they were fighting for their homes and their liberties, their wives and their children, and their all, for their rites of worship and their church” (v45). When things got difficult, they became more united and “cried with one voice unto the Lord their God,” which helped them to “stand against the Lamanites with power” (v49-50) so they could prevail even though they were outnumbered.
- Book of Mormon Day 53
- Book of Mormon Day 55