Great Strength in Unity
Those who believed in Jesus Christ were excited to see the signs of His birth, but being believers didn’t make life easy. They were persecuted and attacked by unbelievers. The Gadianton robbers were a group of unbelievers who made plans to attack the Nephites. The Nephite governor Lachoneus told the people to repent and pray. They gathered themselves together with all their supplies. Being unified helped to make them strong as they faced the Gadiantons, but their faith in Jesus Christ allowed them to have His protection and strength. Ultimately the Gadianton robbers were defeated.
In our day, the Lord is gathering His people. He wants us to be unified in love. As we become better disciples of Jesus Christ through repentance and prayer, and as we become unified as families, as a church, and as followers of Christ, we will be strengthened in these last days to defeat temptations and evil in the world around us.