He likened them to a vessel with no sail or anchor or any way to steer.
When we read this scripture it reminded me of another kind of vessel that didn't have a way to steer, but rather than being blown about by satan, it was guided carefully toward the promised land.
When the Lord commanded the brother of Jared to build barges to take his people across the ocean to the promised land, there was not a way to steer them - no sail, no anchor, no rudder.
The brother of Jared asked the Lord:
The Lord's answer is instructive:
The Lord comforts the brother of Jared and instructs him - they do not have to worry about steering the vessels because God will steer them.
The difference between the ill-equipped vessels of the Jaredites and the ill-equipped figurative vessels of Mormon's people is the connection with God.
Mormons people had hardened their hearts and were not influenced by the Savior anymore, which left them to be influence by satan.
The brother of Jared and his people were humble, seeking the Lord, and so they were guided by His hand - their vessels were steered by Him.
Have you ever felt as if the Lord was guiding you even though you may not have had the resources to steer?
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