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"Things Pertaining unto Righteousness," Alma 35:15-16

Alma 35:15-16

Two verses here at the end of a chapter give an interesting point of introspection in a prophet's life. Having been to every corner of the land, having had preached the gospel to every people, and then now observing that the general tendency of the people was to reject his works, Alma turns inward.

The account states that Alma " caused that his sons should be gathered together, that he might give unto them every one his charge, separately, concerning the things pertaining unto righteousness." In our modern vernacular, this sounds like Alma is administering patriarchal blessings to his sons.

This hits me at a time when I am being charged to strengthen my own family's spiritual foundations and considering the boundaries which I should set to achieve such blessings. The final line in verse 16 reads says, "And we have an account of his commandments, which he gave unto them according to his own record." (emphasis added)


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