I’m on a countdown. 5.
Here in Alma 59 we learn that Moroni is pretty unhappy with the government of the Nephites. Have you ever been unhappy with how the government leaders are behaving? I know that I have. What if you were Moroni, and the leader of all of the soldiers and you asked the government to send more supplies and more troops because we are going to lose this war if they didn’t help… and the government just didn’t seem to care one way or the other. I bet you would be pretty cranky too.
The other big piece of information that we get from this chapter is that Moroni realizes that the reason that the war is going in favor of the Lamanites is that the Nephites are not living righteously. After everything that has happened and all of the battles that have been fought, the blessings of Heavenly Father are not present because the people aren’t keeping their covenants. Prophecy has been given that the Nephites would prosper in the land as long as they kept their covenants and lived by the commandments.
I leave this short post with you in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.