Friday, August 27, 2010

Helaman - Chapter 16

Samuel was a wake up call for some.  Might he be a wake up call for us?  He could.  We could choose today  to respond to his call to repentance.  Why would we wait?  We can make excuses.  I'm sure the Nephites did.  "I'm not listening to no Lamanite!"
15 Nevertheless, the people began to harden their hearts, all save it were the most believing part of them, both of the Nephites and also of the Lamanites, and began to depend upon their own strength and upon their own wisdom,

Interesting that we harden our own hearts.  Soft hearts depend upon God.  Hard and hardened heart depend upon their own strength.  How much history do we have to read before we get this.  How difficult is it to observe that depending upon one's own strength always ends in disaster.  We may delude ourselves into thinking it is otherwise, but it the end, everyone discovers the truth.  Hard hearts learn the hard way.

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