strtoupper('“T')he Provocation in the Days of Temptation”

At Sinai the children of Israel spurned the privileges of the everlasting gospel and the greater priesthood and thereby rejected the higher counsel which might have been had from the lips of Jehovah through Moses the Lawgiver (see JST, Exodus 34:1-2; JST, Deuteronomy 10:1-2; Psalms 95:10-11).

They provoked their Lord and robbed themselves of the sublime association with that holy being who was the God of the covenant fathers. Paul warned the meridian Saints of such spiritual folly (Hebrews 3-4), as did the Lord through Joseph Smith to those of our day in a great revelation on priesthood (D&C 84:19-26).

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet -

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 2