“Ye Must Bow Down Before Him and Worship Him”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

Jesus Christ, after having detailed how it was that he had received divine assistance as he gave of himself to others (“grace for grace”), as well as how he as our Exemplar developed line upon line in his growth toward the fulness of the glory of the Father (“from grace to grace”),concluded:

“I give unto you these sayings that you may understand and know how to worship, and know what you worship, that you may come unto the Father in my name, and in due time receive of his fulness. For if you keep my commandments you shall receive of his fulness, and be glorified in me as I am in the Father; therefore, I say unto you, you shall receive grace for grace.” (D&C 93:19-20; italics added.)

As set forth in the foregoing revelation, we worship the Son in that we seek to be like him. We worship him in that we strive to pattern our lives after his. That is to say, “perfect worship is emulation. We honor those whom we imitate. The most perfect way of worship is to be holy as Jehovah is holy. It is to be pure as Christ is pure. It is to do the things that enable us to become like the Father.”

In summary, we worship Christ “by going from grace to grace, until we receive the fulness of the Father and are glorified in light and truth as is the case with our Pattern and Prototype, the Promised Messiah.” (Promised Messiah, pp. 568-69.)

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 1