11 And it came to pass that Laman and Lemuel did take me and abind me with cords, and they did treat me with much harshness; nevertheless, the Lord did suffer it that he might show forth his power, unto the fulfilling of his word which he had bspoken concerning the wicked.
Nephi was being proven and Laman and Lemuel were in a position where it would take great measures to convince them. They had agency to choose and also suffer consequences.
1 Nephi 7:1611Ne. 7:16 (16–20)
Through all mortal opposition, we have God’s assurance that He will “consecrate [our] afflictions for [our] gain” (2 Nephi 2:2). We have also been taught to understand our mortal experiences and His commandments in the context of His great plan of salvation, which tells us the purpose of life and gives us the assurance of a Savior, in whose name I testify of the truth of these things. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
183 In Remembrance of His Sufferings
172 In Humility, Our savior
71 to Think About Jesus
D& C. 598 Thou shalt offer a asacrifice unto the Lord thy God inbrighteousness, even that of a broken heart and a ccontrite spirit.