Ahh.  Through the short chapters and about to get into Mosiah.  It's really starting to feel like a marathon, now... The beginning so easy, then you hit a wall.  If you push through, the next part should be easy as you catch your stride. 
    Enos gives us a poignant example of the power of faith.  In verse 12 the lord tells him, "I will grant unto thee according to thy desires, because of thy faith."  Two things are significant here, the first one being that Enos had faith sufficient to ask the Lord whatsoever he chose, but the second is a little harder to grasp, that being that the will of Enos was in line with the will of the Lord.  The Lord knew he could make Enos this promise, because he knew that Enos would not ask for something the Lord wasn't willing to give.  Perhaps this is one of the greatest trials of our faith:  to be willing to align our will with the father's, and seek to ask him for the blessings that he wants to give us, already.  To some it may then seem pointless to pray at all, but even though God has stored up blessings that he is ready and willing and desires to give us, many of those blessings are contingent upon our asking for them in faith.  This is perhaps because our exercise of faith in this manner is what needs to be done to make it stronger and in time this is what makes our faith perfect. 
    One character in the Book of Mormon I'm actually quite impressed with is Omni.  He lets us know in verse one that he was "commanded by his father, Jarom, that [he] should write somewhat upon these plates..." and in verse two he lets us know that, "I of myself am a wicked man, and I have not kept the statues and the commandments of the Lord as I ought to have done." Then in verse three, "...I had kept these plates according to the commandments of my fathers and I conferred them upon my son Amaron."  What impresses me, and makes me very happy, is that although Omni professes himself to be wicked, he still obeyed an extremely important commandment given by his father.  He takes the plates, preserves them, manages to even write a little, and then passes them on and gives his son the same commandment he received.  This leads me to believe that even Omni understood the importance of this record.  I'm sure he could not be bothered with many things in the lines of commandments, but this one he managed to keep and thus the plates were passed and preserved.  Thanks, Omni.
 


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