(February 24, 2014)
There is meaning in the fact that the people of King Benjamin both promised to keep the commandments of the Lord forever, and that King Benjamin knew enough to appoint teachers to stir the people up to remembrance of what they had promised. When the Spirit is strong, and we are feeling the benefits that come from living the Gospel, we are quite willing to sacrifice everything to the Lord in order to partake of His peace. But when the trials come (and they do come), we become forgetful of not only our promises but also of the joy that we felt in righteousness.
Of course, we cannot always have teachers around to stir us up to remembrance when we need them. We should be thankful for them when we have them, but when we don’t have them there is two things that we should do. First, the Holy Ghost can bring all things to our remembrance. Secondly, remember is such an important word because it is something we ourselves can do to stay on the strait and narrow path. We, in fact, have all three tools to help us to remember the joy that comes through obedience and the promises that we have made.