“Rememberthe Great Things That the Lord Had Done”

Ed J. Pinegar, Richard J. Allen

In his abridgement, Moroni covers many years of history in just a few verses—including the complex interactions of six principal figures in the events leading to the restoration of peace in the land under the senior monarch Shule. We learn of many prophets coming forth among the people, but Moroni does not have space to provide the details of their message of repentance. We can remember that Moroni himself performs his labors in an atmosphere of extreme urgency and turmoil during the final days of extinction of the Nephite peoples. It suffices him to note the mercy of God in sending prophets to remind the people of their obligations to live the gospel in this covenant land. Shule remembers the goodness of greatness of God. Shule’s subjects, as well, turn to the ways of righteousness. When we remember the goodness of God, we are filled with gratitude—the catalyst of righteousness. Throughout the Book of Mormon we see confirmed at every juncture of history the principle that remembering the word of God is the cause of happiness and forgetting the cause of misery. Let us make a plan that will help us remember God and His word, thus enabling us to live a righteous life.

Commentaries and Insights on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 2