Thursday, September 5, 2013

Day 53: Alma 40-42

Hi Everyone!

How is your Thursday going so far?  I leave to pick up Karlee from the airport in a couple of hours so I thought I would do my post earlier in the day.

I thought we would start out with a video from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  This sweet song really invites the Spirit to be with us.

Today in Chapter 40 we learn of the resurrection that we ALL will experience after our death.  I encourage you all to study this chapter and ponder what it means to you.  I found this definition of resurrection on with many scripture references.


The reuniting of the spirit body with the physical body of flesh and bones after death. After resurrection, the spirit and body will never again be separated, and the person will become immortal. Every person born on earth will be resurrected because Jesus Christ overcame death (1 Cor. 15:20–22).
Jesus Christ was the first person to be resurrected on this earth (Acts 26:23Col. 1:18Rev. 1:5). The New Testament gives ample evidence that Jesus rose with his physical body: his tomb was empty, he ate fish and honey, he had a body of flesh and bones, people touched him, and the angels said he had risen (Mark 16:1–6Luke 24:1–12, 36–43John 20:1–18). Latter-day revelation confirms the reality of the resurrection of Christ and of all mankind (Alma 11:40–45403 Ne. 11:1–17D&C 76Moses 7:62).
All people will not be resurrected to the same glory (1 Cor. 15:39–42D&C 76:89–98), nor will all be resurrected at the same time (1 Cor. 15:22–23Alma 40:8D&C 76:64–65, 85). Many Saints were resurrected after Christ’s resurrection (Matt. 27:52). The righteous will be resurrected before the wicked and will come forth in the first resurrection (1 Thes. 4:16); the unrepentant sinners will come forth in the last resurrection (Rev. 20:5–13D&C 76:85).

To learn about God's plan for you click HERE.

I love this verse in Chapter 41 which reminds me that I need to always be a good person.  What blessings await us if we do these things!

Alma 41:14
"Therefore, my son, see that you are merciful unto your brethren; deal justly, judge righteously, and do good continually; and if ye do all these things then shall ye receive your reward; yea, ye shall have mercy restored unto you again; ye shall have justice restored unto you again; ye shall have a righteous judgment restored unto you again; and ye shall have good rewarded unto you again."

I'm going to close today.  I just love how Alma takes time with each of his sons and teaches them what they need to learn.  He spends quite a bit of time on his son Corianton, who had gone astray.  He preaches to him, calls him to repentance, teaches him and prepares him to go out and preach himself.  These last few chapters mean so much to me.  All of us are sinners and all fall short of perfection.  If we just repent of our sins, and try to do our best, the atonement of Christ will fill in the difference.  We can be perfect through Him!

Love you all and will check in with you tomorrow.  Have a FABULOUS day!


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