During this time of prosperity and peace, I can imagine that it is easy to take God for granted. Although, that is really sad, because taking God for granted is not good for our soul. I am reminded of this notion by the following verse:
Behold, I say unto you, is not a soul at this time as precious unto God as a soul will be at the time of his coming? (Alma 39:17)
So, we are to spend this time on earth preparing for the Second Coming of our Savior, because we do not when that will happen.
“And blessed are you because you have believed;
And more blessed are you because you are called of me to preach my gospel –
To lift up our voice as with the sound of a trump, both long and loud, and cry repentance unto a crooked and perverse generation, preparing the way of the Lord for his second coming.” (D&C 34:4-6)
This is what I previously wrote after reading Alma 39: The Law Of Chastity