For a parent there is no passage of scripture as beautiful and insightful as the chapters of Alma teaching his sons. I find them useful in every season of parenting.
In Chapter 36, Alma writes his spiritual story. He desires that Helaman understands the full impact of his repentance. What better way than to write it out in Chiastic poetry. When it is diagramed as a chasm our eyes are led to the climax of the account. Crying out to Jesus for mercy is the pinnacle of his release from spiritual darkness.
Here are some more of my thoughts on this scripture block.
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