You are here
KnoWhy #350 - How Does Grace Help Us Overcome Weakness? (Ether 12:27)
|KnoWhy #350 - How Does Grace Help Us Overcome Weakness? (Ether 12:27)
|Year of Publication
|Book of Mormon Central Staff
|Book of Mormon Central
|Atonement; Grace; Humility; Mortality; Weakness
In Ether 12, Christ told Moroni that if men would come unto Him, He would show them their “weakness.” Some might assume this means that Christ would show us our weaknesses. However, the Book of Mormon authors never use the word weaknesses at all. Instead, they use the word weakness to refer to the actual condition of being weak: weak-ness. The Lord allows people to experience this weakness associated with mortality, “that they may be humble” (Ether 12:27). We all experience the weakened condition that is part of being human, and this is meant to invite us to experience Christ’s grace.
Items in the BMC Archive are made publicly available for non-commercial, private use. Inclusion within the BMC Archive does not imply endorsement. Items do not represent the official views of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or of Book of Mormon Central.
Get the latest updates on Book of Mormon topics and research for free