Monday, February 3, 2014

God Makes Weak Things Become Strong

Family and Friends,

Lately, I´ve been studying Ether 12:27.

27 And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.

This Is one of my Favorite scriptures!! I would like to teach you a few things that I´ve learned about it. 

And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I LOVE this part! Something that I have learned is that the more we strive to come unto Christ, and the more we strive to put off the natural man the more weaknesses we seem to see. This isn´t a curse, but a blessing. It is amazing!!! If we can´t recognize weaknesses we can never get better!!!

I love the story that is found in Alma 48&49. In Chapter 48 We learn that Moroni Strengthens the Cities.
 
Alma 48
7...Moroni, on the other hand, had been apreparing the minds of the people to be faithful unto the Lord their God.
 8 Yea, he had been strengthening the armies of the Nephites, and erecting small forts, or places of resort; throwing up banks of earth round about to enclose his armies, and also building walls of stone to encircle them about, round about their cities and the borders of their lands; yea, all round about the land.
 9 And in their weakest fortifications he did place the greater number of men; and thus he did fortify and strengthen the land which was possessed by the Nephites.
 10 And thus he was preparing to support their liberty, their lands, their wives, and their children, and their peace, and that they might live unto the Lord their God, and that they might maintain that which was called by their enemies the cause of Christians.

The Lamanites then come to battle against the Nephites, and it is interesting that the attack the weakest Cities first (Satan attacks our weaknesses).

Alma 49
6 Now the leaders of the Lamanites had supposed, because of the greatness of their numbers, yea, they supposed that they should be privileged to come upon them as they had hitherto done (Satan will attack us in things that we´ve fallen in before)
...
 8 But behold, to their uttermost astonishment, they
(The Nephites) were prepared for them, in a manner which never had been known among the children of Lehi. Now they were prepared for the Lamanites, to battle after the manner of the instructions of Moroni.
 
Now here´s the interesting part:

 14 But behold, to their astonishment, the city of Noah, which had hitherto been a weak place, had now, by the means of Moroni, become strong, yea, even to exceed the strength of the city Ammonihah.

And thanks to the strength of the city:

23 Thus the Nephites had all power over their enemies; and thus the Lamanites did attempt to destroy the Nephites until their chief captains were all slain; yea, and more than a thousand of the Lamanites were slain; while, on the other hand, there was not a single soul of the Nephites which was slain.

This shows the great things that can happen to somebody that has weak things become strong unto them. Well, It is really hard to explain through email, but I really have come to love these scriptures. If you want another scriptural example take a look at Enoch. 

In Moses 6: 31-32 we see his weakness. To see how the lord made him strong, take a look at Moses 7:13.

Well, I love you All!!


Elder Jacob M. Harmon
Misión Perú Cusco
Av. La Cultura 2417
En Frente la Urb. Santa Ursula
La Capilla Mormona
Cusco, Perú

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