Verse three shows a transition in Lehi's train of logic. He has recounted their history from the time of their leaving to the time of their arrival. He notes that they are now in their land of promise. The shift is from the journey to the current land, and Lehi wants to emphasize the goodness of the Lord in bringing them to this land. To highlight the benefits of their land of promise, however, Lehi must address a long-standing issue in the family - the previous land they left, Jerusalem.