Book of Mormon Day 81

Day 81: Morm4-6 Mormon’s sorrow for his people is so evident in these chapters. He writes directly to those who will read The Book of Mormon (us!) and says that we will sorrow for them as well. Ch5v11,17 “For I know that such will sorrow for the calamity of the house of Israel; yea, they will sorrow for the destruction of this people; they will sorrow that this people had not repented that they might have been clasped in the arms of Jesus… They were once a delightsome people, and they had Christ for their shepherd; yea, they were led even by God the Father.” He clearly loves his people, even though they would not listen to his warnings. Ch6v17 “O ye fair ones, how could ye have departed from the ways of the Lord! O ye fair ones, how could ye have rejected that Jesus, who stood with open arms to receive you!” The end of the Nephite nation is truly tragic, and he takes the opportunity to warn us as well: ch5v22-24 “O ye Gentiles, how can ye stand before the power of God, except ye shall repent and turn from your evil ways? Know ye not that ye are in the hands of God?… Repent ye, and humble yourselves before him.”

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