Journey through the Book of Mormon: Ether 12 (Hope for a Better World)

“4 Wherefore, whoso believeth in God might with surety hope for a better world, yea, even a place at the right hand of God, which hope cometh of faith, maketh an anchor to the souls of men, which would make them sure and steadfast, always abounding in good works, being led to glorify God.”
As I reread this chapter, I reflected on what these words must have meant for Moroni. He lived in a world where he must have seen little reason for hope. And he lived in a day where miracles were not really seen. Yet, throughout this chapter he draws courage from the example of those great individuals of faith who had come before. The Book of Mormon stories provided him strength and inspiration.

His list of faith pioneers must have been particularly meaningful to him as he imagined how those who had come before had defied the odds. It must have been clear to Moroni that there was no hope for his people. Yet, Moroni was able to look at the example of those who had come before in order to remain true.

As Moroni noted, his faith was an anchor that allowed him to look to Christ and to hope for a better world. His faith gave him unfathomable strength.

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