What’s happening? The city of Nephihah falls to the enemy troops.
Why does it matter? Moroni fears Nephihah fell because of Nephite wickedness.
Between the lines: There has become a breakdown of communication between the Nephite government and its military leaders.
58:9 What do you think Moroni means it is “easier to keep the city from falling” and how does it apply to our personal lives symbolically?
“It is better to prepare and prevent than it is to repair and repent.” ~ ET Benson, 1987, The Law of Chastity
58:11-12 Do you think Moroni and the other military leaders knew how to win the war?
“There may be many things about life that are beyond your control. But in the end, you have the power to choose both your destination and many of your experiences along the way. It is not so much your abilities but your choices that make the difference in life.” ~ DF Uchtdorf, 2017, Three Sisters