“They Were Instruments in the Hands of God in Bringing Many to the Knowledge of the Truth and of Their Redeemer”

Ed J. Pinegar, Richard J. Allen

Repentance yields a harvest of charitable service. Charity is a natural outgrowth of repentance. Why? Because when the burden of sin is removed, the Spirit of the Lord cultivates in its place a love for all and the desire to bless others (see Romans 5:5). Alma and the sons of Mosiah are overcome with the desire to bless lives. Their example gives us hope that we, too, can displace iniquity within our beings and be transformed into “instruments in the hands of God” (verse 36) to lift others and invite them to come unto Christ with a firm knowledge “that the Lord reigneth” (verse 37).

Commentaries and Insights on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 1