23 But behold there never was a happier time among the people of Nephi, since the days of Nephi, than in the days of Moroni, yea, even at this time, in the twenty and first year of the reign of the judges.
It is curious that during this time of war and conflict, of feverish construction of fortifications and preparation for armed conflict, that this would be a happy time. The key is in another verse in this chapter:
22 And those who were faithful in keeping the commandments of the Lord were delivered at all times
The Primary song for children declares
Keep the commandments; keep the commandments!
In this there is safety; in this there is peace.
He will send blessings;
He will send blessings.
Words of a prophet:
Keep the commandments.
In this there is safety and peace.