Remember to look for doctrine and principle as you are reading through this chapter. As you can see from the quote for this post, there is at least one eternal law or unchanging truth to be found.
This chapter is a continuation of Alma speaking to his oldest son Helaman. To start off the chapter, Alma commands Helaman to take the plates of brass and to keep a record of the people and all things that are sacred. This takes us directly to verse six which is quoted at the top of the page. This quote is simply referring to Helaman keeping the plates and honoring the meaning of the plates and keeping them current. Alma says to his son that even though this may be a simple command, “by small and simple things are great brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise.” I like the shortened quote, but I really like the full verse. Isn’t it so true, how when you keep things simple, that this sometimes really baffles those that are learned in the world.
Alma continues his saga and explains how important the plates are and that the scriptures that Helaman now possesses are responsible for the conversion of thousands of men. They are important and Helaman must care for them, because they are the word of God and that God will allow them to be used to convince many of the error of their ways.
I’m really very sorry to cut this post so short. This chapter is an emotional one for me, and pierces my heart. Please read it and find great meaning for your own life.
I testify that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and another testament of Jesus Christ. Lehi, Nephi, Mosiah, Alma, Alma the younger and now (in our reading) Helaman were prophets of God. I know that the Book of Mormon and it’s precepts can fill your heart if you but plant the seed of faith.
In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.