Understanding the Scriptures
|Desolate (v. 1)||Wasted, destroyed, empty|
|Give suck (v. 2)||Breast-feed their babies|
|Refuge (vv. 2, 12)||Shelter for safety|
|Chastened (v. 3)||Corrected by punishment or suffering|
|Circumspectly (v. 5)||In righteousness|
|Statutes (v. 5)||Laws|
|Dwindle in unbelief (vv. 11, 15)||Turn gradually away from the truth|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A or B as you study Helaman 15.
Explain the Idea
How is chastening a display of God’s love for us?
In what ways is the Lord’s chastening love similar to parents’ love as they chasten their children when necessary?
How to Be Firm and Steadfast
Samuel pointed out that the Lamanites who were converted through the preaching of Ammon and his brethren remained faithful even when the Nephites did not (see Helaman 15:1–6).
Search Helaman 15:7–8 and identify what happened to those Lamanites that caused them to be so “firm and steadfast in the faith.”
Draw the following diagram in your notebook and fill in the missing steps from what you learned in verses 7–8.
What part of this process do you feel you need to improve to increase your faith in Jesus Christ?