First- verse 2- Moroni refused to the terms that Ammoron had set. He said "I will not grant any more power that what he hath got." We should remember this in our battle with Satan. We should not exchange our values and standards on his terms. We should not exchange humility for pride; peace for revenge; love for hate; forgiveness for anger; obedience for rebellion. We need to not give him any more power that what he that got.
I also admire the courage of the Lamanite, Laman, to go to his people, now knowing what the outcome would be. Very scary! I find so many stories of people, some who remain nameless, that are short and often overlooked. These people, like this Laman, had courage and faith the inspire me.
I found it interesting how in verses 9-11 Laman help (maybe even encouraged) the Lamanites to think that drinking was their idea. If he would have been overzealous in offering it, the outcome might have been very different. Satan also uses this tactic with us. He tells us things are no big deal, then plants desires and temptations until we justify even the smallest of sins as reasonable and even a good idea.
What did you learn?