“I Will Preserve Thee, and Give Thee My Servant”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet
Those sustaining the Lord’s prophet are promised a blessing of protection. “I the Lord, knowing the calamity which should come upon the inhabitants of the earth, called upon my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., and spoke unto him from heaven, and gave him commandments; and also gave commandments to others, that they should proclaim these things unto the world; and all this that it might be fulfilled, which was written by the prophets-the weak things of the world shall come forth and break down the mighty and strong ones, that man should not counsel his fellow man, neither trust in the arm of flesh” (D&C 1:17-19).

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 1