"If we understood the nature of repentance better, there would be more of it!" Neal A. Maxwell
If you have read my prior posts you are aware that my personal goal in studying the Book of Mormon at this go around is to make it personal to me. This book was preserved for us in these latter days to learn and grow and know of His truths. What can we/I learn here? These chapters above show us repeatedly the Lords desire and lesson for us to repent.
I am a sinner. I am an imperfect person. I make mistakes. However, I know through the atonement of Jesus Christ I am able to repent. I am able to be forgiven of my sins. I am given the promise of assistance in forsaking my sin and doing it no more.
In Alma 7 we learn of the Savior and that "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 pain and sickness of his people." Alma 7:11.
In Alma there are many articles and conference talks and scriptures of repentance and the process of repentance. I have a firm testimony of repentance. The verses in the image above also tell us a guide, Alma gave to the people that would help guide then in this life. These words hold for us as well.