Destroyed; Scattered; Believe in Me; Restored; Gathered

Ed J. Pinegar, Richard J. Allen

The Lord will remember His covenant promises to His people. When they again turn to Him, He will restore their blessings and their inheritance. It is instructive that the establishment of the modern state of Israel was proclaimed on May 14, 1948, with the help of Great Britain (a “Gentile” nation). Israel was admitted as a member of the United Nations a year later, on May 11, 1949. The United States, another “Gentile” nation, has been a staunch supporter of Israel since the beginning of its modern-day existence. The rancor and conflict between Israel and her Arab neighbors continues to this day. Eventually, at the time of the Second Coming, the Jewish people will remember who their true Savior is:

And then shall the Jews look upon me and say: What are these wounds in thine hands and in thy feet?
Then shall they know that I am the Lord; for I will say unto them: These wounds are the wounds with which I was wounded in the house of my friends. I am he who was lifted up. I am Jesus that was crucified. I am the Son of God.
And then shall they weep because of their iniquities; then shall they lament because they persecuted their king (D&C 45:51–53).

The Lord will remember His covenant people and will gather them in. We, too, belong to the covenant fold. Will we remember our covenants regarding the seed of Abraham—that we may assist in the gathering of Israel and that through us and our seed all mankind may be blessed (see D&C 110:11–16).

Commentaries and Insights on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 1