Book of Mormon Notes– How deep can you dig?

2010, March 15

“Book of Mormon: A Leader’s Golden Standard” by grego

Book of Mormon: A Leader’s Golden Standard

grego
(c) 2010

Reading the Book of Mormon, I was impressed by a wonderful standard all leaders could use to measure themselves by. It is found in Mosiah 29:40:

Mosiah 49:40 And they did wax strong in love towards Mosiah; yea, they did esteem him more than any other man; for they did not look upon him as a tyrant who was seeking for gain, yea, for that lucre which doth corrupt the soul; for he had not exacted riches of them, neither had he delighted in the shedding of blood; but he had established peace in the land, and *he had granted unto his people that they should be delivered from all manner of bondage*; therefore they did esteem him, yea, exceedingly, beyond measure.

A great leader seeks to liberate his people from bondage, not put them under it. They seek to make the people as free as possible, as independent as possible, as rich as possible, as long-lived as possible, as equal as possible.

As King Mosiah does those things, his people “esteem [respected and held highly] him, yea, exceedingly, beyond measure”. Pretty nice returns for a ruler…

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