Mosiah 8

I did a horrible job with substitution in that last chapter, maybe I can do a little better with Mosiah 8.

King Limhi has now asked Ammon to speak to the people of Lehi-Nephi.  Ammon tells the people of all that has happened in the land of Zarahemla since the they had parted ways.  He specifically shared with them the words that king Benjamin had spoken in his last great speech upon the tower.  After Ammon had spoken, Limhi dismissed the people and then brought the plates of his people to Ammon.  After Ammon had read the plates, king Limhi asked Ammon if he had the gift of interpreting languages.  Ammon did not, but told him that Mosiah, the current king in Zarahemla is blessed with this gift.  Limhi tells Ammon that he, at one point, had sent 43 men out to find Zarahemla and ask the people to come and save them from the horrible bondage that they are in.  His search crew returned with plates that they are not able to read and had found these plates among a city with many waters and covered in ruins of buildings and many bones of both man and beast.  They also found large brass and copper breastplates and swords, but no one could read the gold plates that were found.  Not only does Ammon say that Mosiah can read the plates, but that he is a seer and a prophet of God and that his ability to read the plates is a gift from God.  Ammon proceeded to explain what it is to be a seer and a prophet to king Limhi.  When Ammon finished speaking to Limhi, Limhi “rejoiced exceedingly. and said “O how marvelous are the works of the Lord, and how long doth he suffer with his people; yea, and how blind and impenetrable are the understandings of the children of men; for they will not seek wisdom, neither do they desire that she should rule over them!”

I didn’t do a better job.  This is a nice little summary of the chapter thought and I hope you enjoy it. I leave this with you in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.


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