King Benjamin understood that the spiritual euphoria they were experiencing wouldn't always last in such intensity, so before even dismissing the entire mass, he gave direction to his son, and appointed priests to teach the people, to help remind them of how they felt and why they covenanted to do what they did. The same holds true for us. We don't always remember, so we have leaders and teachers and scriptures to help us remember.
CS Lewis Once said:
“Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods”
Our moods changes, circumstances changes, experiences change- life changes. But, a sign of true faith is never letting your testimony and attitude change, despite everything else.
King Benjamin understood that then. Heavenly Father has always understood that principle. That's why we have so many reminders all around us- church, meetings, conferences, seminary, classes, the temple, and so on. They are to provide us with opportunities for the Spirit to testify of the truth- but also to remind us of what we already received a testimony of. We we are continually stirred up in remembrance.
What did you think/learn today?
P.S. I have no idea why this didn't post yesterday. Now on to Chapter 7