Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Mosiah 28

The sons of Mosiah are some of the greatest missionaries in all of the scriptures. They had the kind of desire to share the gospel that compelled them to open their mouths and take great risks to share the truth.

3 Now they were desirous that salvation should be declared to every creature, for they could not bear that any human soul should perish; yea, even the very thoughts that any soul should endure endless torment did cause them to quake and tremble.
4 And thus did the Spirit of the Lord work upon them

They had large ambitions as missionaries. They begged their father to let them go to their enemies the Lamanites to declare the truth. These were their arguments to support this mission proposal (v. 2):
  • bring them to the knowledge of the Lord their God
  • convince them of the iniquity of their fathers
  • cure them of their hatred towards the Nephites
  • bring them to rejoice in the Lord their God
  • make them their friends
  • end contention in all the land
Sharing the gospel with others can do all of these things. We help others reconcile to God and they become our friends. Ultimately, as the gospel fills the earth, we can bring peace to the world. Why not have a little vision?

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