“And If It Shall So Be That They Shall Believe These Things Then Shall the Greater Things Be Made Manifest Unto Them”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

Without such spiritual readiness for these “greater things” we would be under great condemnation because we could not abide that which he has already revealed. “Just as there will be many more Church members, families, wards, stakes, and temples, later on there will also be many more nourishing and inspiring scriptures.”

Elder Neal A. Maxwell declared: “However, we must first feast worthily upon that which we already have!’ (CR, October 1986, p. 70.) The Savior, like Mormon, desires that we may learn from and rejoice in those exquisite teachings that he gave to the Nephites, but he also knows that receiving something without effort will mean nothing. Only as we are prepared and ”hungering and thirsting“ after those words, having gleaned all we can from what we have, will those things be revealed and we too will be able to bask in their radiating light. ”For I [God] will give unto the faithful line upon line, precept upon precept; and I will try you and prove you herewith“ (D&C 98:12).”

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4