“Seek Not to Counsel the Lord”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet
Surely no mortal would ever be so presumptuous as to seek to counsel the Almighty! And yet we do just that when our trust is placed in the arm of flesh or whenever we follow after our own whims; when we fail to take seriously the counsel of living oracles; or when we become impatient with the Lord’s time scheme. We must never forget that “it is not the work of God that is frustrated, but the work of men. For although a man may have many revelations, and have power to do many mighty works, yet if he boasts in his own strength, and sets at naught the counsels of God, and follows after the dictates of his own will and carnal desires, he must fall and incur the vengeance of a just God upon him. ” (D&C 3:3-4; cf. D&C 22:4.)

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 2