Do you remember to remember?

“Do you remember to remember?” Ensign, August 2020

Come, Follow Me: Book of Mormon

Helaman 1–6 (August 17–23)

Do you remember to remember?

Ensign Magazine, 2020/08 Aug

Helaman gave his sons the names Nephi and Lehi so that they would remember the good works of the Nephi and Lehi who came before them.

In Helaman chapter 5, Helaman uses the word remember 11 times.

Helaman counseled his sons to remember:

  • To “keep the commandments of God” (Helaman 5:6).

  • To look to the righteous examples of their ancestors (see Helaman 5:6).

  • That it is only through the Atonement of Jesus Christ that we can be saved (see Helaman 5:9).

  • That Christ would come to redeem people from their sins (see Helaman 5:9–11).

  • To build their foundation on Jesus Christ (see Helaman 5:12).

Nephi and Lehi “did remember [Helaman’s] words; and therefore they went forth, keeping the commandments of God” (Helaman 5:14).