3 Wherefore, I would speak unto you that are of the church, that are the peaceable followers of Christ, and that have obtained a sufficient hope by which ye can enter into the rest of the Lord, from this time henceforth until ye shall rest with him in heaven.
4 And now my brethren, I judge these things of you because of your peaceable walk with the children of men.
5 For I remember the word of God which saith by their works ye shall know them; for if their works be good, then they are good also.
I find it striking that Moroni sees the ultimate test of discipleship as being “peaceable.” For Moroni, a lack of contention is the most significant indicator that one has obtained hope in Christ.
We need to examine ourselves to see if we follow a peaceable walk. If we are instead prone to incessant debating, quarreling and seeking to prove a point, then we are not prepared to enter into the rest of the Lord. We cannot return to his presence while that spirit of contention remains rooted within us.