Book of Mormon: Lesson from Zeezrom and Amulek: How Much for Your God?
Alma 11:22 …Zeezrom said unto him: Behold, here are six onties of silver, and all these will I give thee if thou wilt deny the existence of a Supreme Being.
Alma 11:24 Believest thou that there is no God? I say unto you, Nay, thou knowest that there is a God, but thou lovest that lucre more than him.
How much for your God?
Amulek tells Zeezrom, you know there is a God, but you love “THAT filthy lucre” more than God–in other words, you love *those six onties of silver you’re holding in your hand*–which, by the way, you almost certainly earned dishonestly–more than you love God.
He put a price on God for Zeezrom.
What price do you put on God? How much would you sell God for? What would the price tag say? If that were you instead of Zeezrom, what would you be “holding in your hand”?
Hypothecially speaking: If the house were on fire, and God and your ___ (car, computer, CD selection, retirment funds, stock investments, awards and plaques, children, spouse) were inside and in trouble, who would you save? Would you save God first, and then whatever else? How long would it take you to decide, and act?
While it might seem ludicrous, we can do that through our choices of worship and priority.