“For the Welfare of My Brethren”
After he received a forgiveness of his sins, for whom did Enos next feel a concern? (see Enos 1:9). Enos’s love for the Nephites brought this answer to his prayer: “I will visit thy brethren according to their diligence in keeping my commandments” (v. 10). As a result of this answer Enos’s “faith began to be unshaken in the Lord” (v. 11), and he prayed for the welfare of the Lamanites. What promise did Enos then receive?
Enos’s example illustrates the expanding concern of a righteous person, first for himself, next for his own people, and finally for his enemies. As it was with Enos, so it is with us. When we obtain a knowledge of our own forgiveness, we become anxious for others to receive the same blessing.