Alma’s Words to his Son Shiblon

Reminders and Instructions

Alma 38:9

Alma explains that there is no other road to salvation besides Jesus Christ.

And now, my son, I have told you this that ye may learn wisdom, that ye may learn of me that there is no other way or means whereby man can be saved, only in and through Christ.

Behold, he is the life and the light of the world.
behold, he is the word of truth and righteousness.

Alma 38:10–12

Alma admonishes Shiblon to be moderate and wise.

And now, as ye have begun to teach the word even so I would that ye should continue to teach; and I would that ye would be diligent and temperate in all things.

See that ye are not lifted up unto pride;
yea, see that ye do not boast in your own wisdom,
nor of your much strength.

Use boldness, but not overbearance.
and also see that ye bridle all your passions,
that ye may be filled with love.

See that ye refrain from idleness.

Alma 38:13–15

Alma concludes by suggesting not to pray as the Zoramites did, but to approach God in humility.

Do not pray as the Zoramites do, for ye have seen that they pray to be heard of men, and to be praised for their wisdom. Do not say:

“O God, I thank thee that we
are better than our brethren;”

But rather say:

“O Lord, forgive my unworthiness,
and remember my brethren in mercy.”

Yea, acknowledge your unworthiness before God at all times. And may the Lord bless your soul, and receive you at the last day into his kingdom, to sit down in peace. Now go, my son, and teach the word unto this people. Be sober. My son, farewell.