“On the Morrow I Shall Proclaim that Thou Art a King”

Bryan Richards

Neal A. Maxwell

"…though the database is small, Benjamin was a special father. Significantly, his own disinterest in status and power was apparently successfully transmitted to his sons. They were neither power-hungry, nor did they vie with one other for ascendancy, as so often happens in the process of succession. Their father-king had set the example for those whom he affectionately addressed as, O my sons (v. 6). His successor-son even tilled the soil just as his father had done, signaling to the people that they were not required to sustain him either. Think, therefore, upon his effectiveness as a father." (Farms Symposia Audiotape, "Benjamin's Sermon: A Manual for Discipleship")