Journey through the Book of Mormon: Ether 15 (Again Into Battle)

19 But behold, the Spirit of the Lord had ceased striving with them, and Satan had full power over the hearts of the people; for they were given up unto the hardness of their hearts, and the blindness of their minds that they might be destroyed; wherefore they went again to battle.

How tragic. The Jaredites knew that the only outcome of their war would be mutual assured destruction, and yet they could not stop fighting because their hearts were hardened and full of hate.

How often do we react to conflicts in the same way? Do we rush in to an argument even though we know there is no way for it to end well. Do we seek disagreement and contention? Do we avoid apologizing or backing down in a mad effort to save face.
We should learn from the Jaredites that such a course only leads to destruction.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s