"By small and simple things are great things brought to pass...and by very small means the Lord doth confound the wise and bringeth about the salvation of many souls."
I love this. I often feel very small and simple, wondering if I can do any good. It is nice to know that God can still use me to accomplish great things- not in spite of me, but maybe because of me.
"He doth counsel in wisdom over all his works, and his paths are straight, and his course is one eternal round." God is in charge!
Verses 33-37 are among my favorites. They lay out what to teach and what to do.
Teach: Repentance, faith, humility, meekness, withstand temptation, and do good works.
Do: Learn wisdom, keep commandments, pray in voice and in thought, love the Lord, counsel with the Lord, give thanks to the Lord.
If we do all these things, we will have eternal life.
Some might complain that teaching and doing all these things is hard, but Alma says in verse 44 that "it is as easy to give heed to the word of Christ...as it was for our fathers to give heed to this compass..." If we look for the blessings that come from obedience, we will see the ease of the way.
Finally, he tells us to "look to God and live." Look to God. It's that easy.and