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Passage: Alma 17:72 - Alma 18:7
72 And behold, there cannot any man work after the manner of so curious a workmanship,
73 And behold, it was prepared to show unto our fathers the course which they should travel in the wilderness. And it did work for them according to their faith in God;
74 Therefore, if they had faith to believe that God could cause that those spindles should point the way they should go, Behold, it was done; Therefore, they had this miracle, and also many other miracles wrought by the power of God, day by day;
75 Nevertheless, because those miracles were worked by small means, nevertheless it did show unto them marvelous works.
76 They were slothful and forgot to exercise their faith and diligence, And then those marvelous works ceased and they did not progress in their journey;
77 Therefore, they tarried in the wilderness, or did not travel a direct course, and were afflicted with hunger and thirst because of their transgression.
78 And now my son, I would that ye should understand that these things are not without a shadow; For as our fathers were slothful to give heed to this compass-now these things were temporal- they did not prosper, Even so it is with things which are spiritual;
79 For behold, it is as easy to give heed to the word of Christ, which will point to you a strait course to eternal bliss, As it was for our fathers to give heed to this compass, which would point unto them a strait course to the Promised Land.
80 And now I say, is there not a type in this thing? For just assuredly as this director did bring our fathers, by following its course, to the Promised Land, Shall the word of Christ, if we follow its course, carry us beyond this vale of sorrow into a far better Land of Promise.
81 O my son, do not let us be slothful because of the easiness of the way, for so was it with our fathers; For so was it prepared for them-that if they would look, they might live-even so it is with us.
82 The way is prepared- And if we will look, we may live forever.
83 And now my son, see that ye take care of these sacred things, Yea, see that ye look to God and live;
84 Go unto this people and declare the word and be sober. My son, farewell.
Intro The commandments of Alma to his son Shiblon.
1 My son, give ear to my words, For I say unto you, even as I said unto Helaman, that inasmuch as ye shall keep the commandments of God, ye shall prosper in the land, And inasmuch as ye will not keep the commandments of God, ye shall be cut off from His presence.
2 And now my son, I trust that I shall have great joy in you because of your steadiness and your faithfulness unto God; For as you have commenced in your youth to look to the Lord your God, Even so I hope that you will continue in keeping His commandments; For blessed is he that endureth to the end.
3 I say unto you my son, that I have had great joy in thee already because of thy faithfulness and thy diligence and thy patience and thy longsuffering among the people of the Zoramites;
4 For I knew that thou wast in bonds, Yea, and I also knew that thou wast stoned for the word's sake; And thou didst bear all these things with patience because the Lord was with thee, And now thou knowest that the Lord did deliver thee.
5 And now my son Shiblon, I would that ye should remem- ber that as much as ye shall put your trust in God, Even so much ye shall be delivered out of your trials, and your troubles, and your afflictions, And ye shall be lifted up at the last day.
6 Now my son, I would not that ye should think that I know these things of myself, But it is the Spirit of God which is in me which maketh these things known unto me, For if I had not been born of God, I should not have known these things;
7 But behold, the Lord in His great mercy sent His angel to declare unto me that I must stop the work of destruction among His people;
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