If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. Anne Bradstreet

And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them. Ether 12:27

Yea, all things which come of the earth, in the season therof, are made for the benefit and the use of man, both to please the eye and to gladden the heart; Yea, for food and for raiment, for taste and for smell, to strengthen the body and to enliven the soul. And it pleaseth God that he hath given all these things unto man; for unto this end were they made to be used, with judgment, not to excess, neither by extortion. D&C 59:18-20

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Book of Mormon Geography: Sidom

Sidom is mentioned only in Alma 15. When the people of Ammonihah rejected Alma and Amulek, they went into the land of Sidom, where the poor of Ammonihah had gone for refuge and where Zeezrom lay sick with a fever. Sidom probably borders Ammonihah to its cardinal north, as it seems likely that poor people would seek refuge in a neighboring land.

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