(September 26, 2013)
When we are faced with a crisis, do we follow the example of Zoram? He was the leader of the military – the chief captain of the Nephite armies. Surely this is a position that he had competency in. He must have known the tactics and strategies of war. Add to that the inclination he must have had, being in a position of such authority, to experience pride in his knowledge and capacity. And yet, in spite of all of this, he humbled himself and went to Alma for the message that the Lord had to give him. And then he followed it, and countless lives were blessed by that obedience.
There is, doubtless, something that we are expert in. Whether it be our profession or in dealing with some situation within our family, our inclination is to think that we know what we should do. Add to that the pride that creeps into our hearts and whispers that we know better. Can we humble ourselves, as did Zoram, and go to that same source for guidance than he did and then, when the answers come, can we humble ourselves sufficient to follow His lead?