Alma 26:12

Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever.


Carol McConkie, LDS General Conference, October 2015

What is the scriptural or historical context of this scripture:

At a point of reflection on the results of the missionary efforts among the Lamanites, one of Ammon's companions worries that he has begun to boast and says, "Ammon, I fear that thy joy doth carry thee away unto boasting. "

Ammon responds in part with this verse.

Related Scriptures

This scripture also reminds me of Moses 1:10 where Moses, after seeing God says, "Now, for this cause I know that man is nothing, which thing I never had supposed."

Thoughts about this scripture:

When Ammon says, "for in his strength I can do all things" l recognize the truth of this statement. In my experience, God doesn't do things for us. But when we make good choices, and seek his help, then we can do all that we need tho do.

How does this strengthen my testimony

Once upon a time, I was working under the hot sun on a crew off de-tasselers. We weren't supposed tho talk, and if we did and were caught, head to do pushups. We did talk, though but tried to do it quietly.

On this day, the fellow next tho me asked me a question about my church. I answered, and this led to other questions. Eventually I was caught and did 10 pushups.

I did them, and I returned to work. And to talking. Soon I was doing more pushups.

I did them, and then returned to work and talking. My penalty increased from ten. And that day I did a couple hundred pushups. And continued working.

To me, the miracle was that I hated pushups, but on this day l could have done as many as I was asked to do. I could feel the strength of the Lord.

And with his strength, I can do an unlimited number of pushups.