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KnoWhy #350 - How Does Grace Help Us Overcome Weakness? (Ether 12:27)

TitleKnoWhy #350 - How Does Grace Help Us Overcome Weakness? (Ether 12:27)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2017
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAtonement; Grace; Humility; Mortality; Weakness

In Ether 12, Christ told Moroni that if men would come unto Him, He would show them their “weakness.” Some might assume this means that Christ would show us our weaknesses. However, the Book of Mormon authors never use the word weaknesses at all. Instead, they use the word weakness to refer to the actual condition of being weak: weak-ness. The Lord allows people to experience this weakness associated with mortality, “that they may be humble” (Ether 12:27). We all experience the weakened condition that is part of being human, and this is meant to invite us to experience Christ’s grace.

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Scripture Reference

Ether 12:27