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KnoWhy #151 - Why was Moroni’s Young Age an Advantage? (Alma 43:17)

TitleKnoWhy #151 - Why was Moroni’s Young Age an Advantage? (Alma 43:17)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2016
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAlma the Younger; Captain Moroni; Military; Nephite; Prophet; Warfare; Zerahemnah

At the head of the Nephite armies at a pivotal time was one Moroni, who “took the command of all the armies of the Nephites” at the age of 25. Moroni’s age likely played a crucial role in the Nephites’ military successes. He was particularly open to applying and adapting the latest military technology. Similarly, younger leaders today may have an advantage in using innovative technologies to further the Lord’s work. Moroni also demonstrated the importance of humbly heeding prophetic counsel, looking to Alma for divine revelation and guidance. Moroni followed divine counsel in wartime preparations, and by so doing succeeded in the face of impossible odds.

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Scripture Reference

Alma 43:17