Mosiah 22

Drunk with wine… might sound like a good idea at the time, but it never is.

Mosiah 22 is the escape of the people of Nephi.  Ammon and king Limhi put their heads together to try and figure out how they were going to get out of Nephi and take the people back to Zarahemla where there would be safety.  Gideon (remember him?) asked to speak to king Limhi, as he has always provided good service and wisdom to this point.  Gideon told Limhi of the Lamanite guards at the back city gate.  These guards are continually drunk at night.  So, a plan was made.

Limhi told all of his people to gather all of their things together, and told them of the plan.  Limhi then sent a tribute to the Lamanites of wine and extra wine.  Gideon then watched and made sure that the guards were drunk.  At this time, the people, their flocks, provisions and all that they could carry with them, walked out the back gate to the city by night and headed towards the land of Zarahemla with Ammon leading the way.

Obviously, in the morning, the Lamanites discovered that everyone was gone and they attempted to pursue them but did not succeed.  When Ammon and the people of Limhi arrived in Zarahemla, they were welcomed with open arms and great joy.  They were well received and folded into the flock of king Mosiah.

I write this to you in the name of Jesus Christ, the Savior and Redeemer of the world, Amen.


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