Sometimes things don’t work out the way we hope. Even for the righteous there might not be a happy ending in mortality. This videos explains how Moroni handled this challenge.
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Moroni did not know when he would die, attacked by Lamanites or some other deadly surprise, in his 36-year wandering. He tells his latter-day readers goodbye more than once on the plates. Yet even living with that insecurity, not knowing his own mortal future, Moroni trudges on with absolute faith.
Moroni may complain about his weakness with words, but he has given us one of the most insightful chapters on faith in all of scripture. We’ll study it today.
“Wherefore,” wrote Ether, “whoso believeth in God might with surety hope for a better world...” Man, that sounds good right about now. Between COVID and every other uncertainty that seems to lurk just around the corner for us in 2020, we all could stand to remember that there really is a better, more excellent way. But how? How do we remember this truth—that Christ came to offer a better world than any we could create on our own?
Moroni, who abridged this portion of the account, notes that he could not write even the hundredth part even of Ether’s account, but that which he shares with us of Ether’s words, his prophecies and his own commentary provides a wonderful illumination into the nature of God and Godliness.
Where do we find security when our barge is tossed upon seas by a furious wind or when we are buried like a whale under angry, impossible waves? How can we trust where this mortal journey will take us?
What lessons might we learn as we read about the rise and fall of these Jaredites? Moroni wrote, “it is wisdom in God that these things should be shown unto you”, for if we can learn from the failures and the successes of the Jaredites, “evil may be done away, and … the time may come that Satan may have no power upon the hearts of the children of men”.