Seek the Lord Early

Alma 36-38 | July 20-26

Alma was saddened because of the wars and contentions that were among the people. He had tried many times to teach the people and help them turn to God, but again they were hardening their hearts. This time his focus turns to his own sons.

Alma’s counsel to his sons is still applicable to us, and to our children. If we teach our children in their youth to keep the commandments, love the Lord, and seek His will, it will be easier for them to make good choices now, and when they are older.

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Scripture

Alma 37:35

“O, remember, my son, and learn wisdom in thy youth; yea, learn in thy youth to keep the commandments of God.”

  • How can we learn wisdom in our youth?
  • How can parents help their children learn wisdom?
  • What are some things Alma taught his sons?
  • Why are these teachings important to us today?

Quote

“Sometimes we are asked by our young people why we stress so much the commandments of God. As one little person put it to me just the other day, ‘Why do you have to be so churchy?’ I would like to share a feeling or two concerning that inquiry. It is because, young people, we love you, are concerned about you, your well-being, and your ultimate welfare. It is important to know that we as parents have taken upon ourselves a very sacred oath and covenant to bring you up in the ways of the Lord, and that is very, very important to us, as it is to Him.” Paul H. Dunn

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More Resources

Activity

Way to Be – Matching Game

Alma taught his son Shiblon a few key principles which can be summarized in 7 B’s, similar to President Gordon B. Hinckley’s B’s. Match the B’s to their corresponding scriptures.

Treat

Hear and Obey Cookies

Alma hoped his sons would listen and follow his counsel. These ear shaped cookies can remind us to listen to and follow the counsel of our parents.

Song

Seek the Lord Early Children’s Songbook page 108