“Set Themselves Up for a Light”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

The Lord Jesus is the light (3 Nephi 18:24). Men are at best mere reflections of that light, and hen only when they are pure vessels, when the will of the servant is swallowed up in the will of the Master (see Mosiah 15:7).

When the servants of God have their eyes single to the glory of God, others are able to acknowledge their good works as of divine origin and thereafter glorify the Eternal Father and his Beloved Son (Matthew 5:16).

Such seek not a following but companionship with fellows fellowers of their Lord and Savior. Christ is the central figure in the divine drama. For us to use ourselves as the example of “the way, the truth, and the life” is to upstage the Lord, causing a spiritual eclipse: we thereby block the glory of heaven’s light.

“He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him” (John 7:18).

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 1