Alma 50: The Lord Prospers His Obedient Children

Book of Mormon Student Study Guide, (2000), 135


How often in your reading of the Book of Mormon so far have you read the Lord’s promise that if the people would keep His commandments, they would prosper in the land? And how often have you seen evidence of the truth of that promise in the lives of the people of the Book of Mormon? Alma 50 provides yet another example of that truth. Why do you think the Lord had His servants repeat that message so often?
Nephites preparing for battle

Understanding the Scriptures

Alma 50

Frame of pickets (v. 3)Fence of sharp, pointed stakes
Assurance (v. 12)Promise
Verified (v. 19)Proven true
Consigned (v. 22)Assigned, delivered

Studying the Scriptures

Do activity A or B as you study Alma 50.

Activity A iconDraw a Picture

Alma 50:1–6 provides a description of the type of defenses built to protect the cities. Draw what you think those defenses looked like. Remember, they were enough to enable the Nephites to repel the numerous Lamanite warriors.

Activity B iconExplain Why

Alma 50:23 contains an important observation about that time in Nephite history.

  1. 1.

    Study Alma 50:17–22 and list the truths Mormon wanted us to learn.

  2. 2.

    Why do you think those people were so happy?