Mormon had a change of heart. We learn in verse one of Mormon 5 that Mormon repents of his oath the help the Nephites in battle and he then is given command again of the Nephite armies. While I can’t say for certain, I do believe that there is a fundamental belief in his actions. Mormon is choosing to share his time and talents with the Nephites, and even though as stated in verse two, he has no hope that the battles will go well, he helps anyway.
Mormon is quite right. The first battle that he leads the Nephites in they manage to win, the second however, the Lamanites “did tread the people of the Nephites under their feet.” Those that were not destroyed fled again. Many that were not swift in speed lost their lives in flight to the Lamanites. Mormon then continues to write to us.
Specifically, Mormon writes to those that realize and know where where their blessings come from, as stated in verse ten. Mormon teaches that the Nephites that were once a delightsome people lived righteously and were led by God the Father are now an abominable people led by Satan. Mormon tells us more of the coming about of Heavenly Father keeping his covenant with Abraham and the Gentiles (that’s us) receiving His blessings and hearing our prayers.
Mormon closes out this chapter thus: “Know ye not that ye are in the hands of God? Know ye not that he hath all power, and at his great command the earth shall be rolled together as a scroll? Therefore, repent ye, and humble yourselves before him, lest he shall come out in justice against you- lest a remnant of the seed of Jacob shall go forth among you as a lion, and tear you in pieces, and there is one to deliver.” I clearly see the doctrine here. I do know that I am in the hands of God and that He hath all power and I do have a fundamental belief that if he calls the earth to be rolled up like a scroll, it shall be done. I am thankful for that remnant of the house of Jacob, even Joseph Smith for knowing to turn to God the Father and seek wisdom and guidance. I am thankful to have the blessing to be sent here to the earth from his presence to have this mortal experience and to be able to learn and grow before I return to Him.
I pray that you can see some of these principles here and apply them into your life, and if you are in need of repentance, hearken unto Mormon’s cry and repent.
I leave this with you in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.