Today I want to share one of my favorite Mormonism scriptures out of the Book of Mormon. As I typically do, first the scripture and then my thoughts.
- Alma 7:11-12 -
11. And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people.
12. And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities.Often the part that is emphasized is his taking upon him all of our sins. Of course that part is true, which is why repentance works, but he did much more than that. Also shown in this scripture is that he died so that he could bring about resurrection (by first being resurrected himself). But he did more than that.
I love this scripture so much because it says he even took upon him our pains, sicknesses, and infirmities so that he may succor his people. This means he knows our sorrows, our physical problems and moral weaknesses. Because of this he can help us in any situation, knowing perfectly how to succor us, having felt it all himself.
I find it wonderful that we have a Savior that cares so much about us, that if we pray and have faith and follow him then he will give us aid with our infirmities.
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