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Saturday, April 08, 2006

"the Lamanites have awakened"

In Mosiah chapter 24 we read about Alma and his people coming under bondage. They had escaped king Noah and were living peacefully until the lamanites came into their land and put Amulon in charge. Later the Lord frees them from their bondage by "causing a deep sleep to come upon the Lamanites." While they were asleep the people departed into the wilderness. They were led to another valley where they gave thanks to God for delivering them. In verse 23 the Lord warns Alma saying, "Haste thee and get thou and this people out of this land, for the Lamanites have awakened and do pursue thee; therefore get thee out of this land, and I will stop the Lamanites in this valley that they come no further in pursuit of this people."

So here is my question. Why didn't the Lord keep the Lamanites asleep? He made a way for the people of Alma to escape but only for a short while? Why not longer? What lesson do you think he may have been trying to teach?


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