“Holding Forth the Coming of the Son of God”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

While the nation of the Jews looked for a messiah who would come as a conquering hero a triumphant king, the Nephite Saints understood that he must first descend below all things, be stricken, smitten, and afflicted; that he must first come as servant to all, and suffer all things even unto death; that he must be the firstfruits of them that slept and would extend the blessings of resurrection to all.

“They Began to Be Scornful, One Towards Another”

C. S. Lewis wrote: “Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man” (Mere Christianity, p. 109). When a person spends all of his time looking over- comparing and contrasting himself with others- rather than looking up to Christ, he will soon grieve the Spirit of Christ and thus alienate the very power by which relationships are sweetened and sustained. Rather than being filled with love, he is filled with suspicion or resentment. Resentment tends to lead eventually to persecution.

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 3