Saturday, February 13, 2010

Alma - Chapter 25


I find it very comforting that much of the time God uses the wicked to destroy the wicked.  To a large extent, if we will just focus on Christ and His righteousness, wickedness will consume itself around us.  While The Book of Mormon is full of examples of the righteous having to defend themselves, it is also replete with examples of God fighting their battles for them or allowing their enemies to destroy themselves.  I think if we worry too much about defending ourselves from evil, we will be wasting our lives focused in the wrong direction.  This is not to say we shouldn't fortify homes and families, just a reminder to whom we must look for Salvation.
 16 Now they did not suppose that salvation came by the law of Moses; but the law of Moses did serve to strengthen their faith in Christ; and thus they did retain a hope through faith, unto eternal salvation, relying upon the spirit of prophecy, which spake of those things to come.
Quite often at LDS Addiction Recovery Meetings, I get the sense that people are too enamored with the 12 Steps.  As I read the above verse today I though it appropriate to substitute the 12 Steps for the Law of Moses in that verse.  Salvation does not come by the 12 Steps.  It is merely designed to help lead us to and strengthen our faith in Jesus Christ and His Atoning Sacrifice.

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