– Boasting not allowed

Christ did not walk around in his ministry in a prideful and dominating way, but did so as a humble servant. He even grew from grace to grace in truth and power until he received a fullness of the Father (D&C 93:12). The scriptures say that through small and simple means are great things brought to pass. Mighty men such as Enoch, Abraham and our modern apostles and prophets are not arrogant and prideful. They are in their calling because of their humble service and bearing of difficult trials.

“Be thou humble; and the Lord thy God shall lead thee by the hand, and give thee answer to thy prayers. For my Spirit is sent forth into the world to enlighten the humble and contrite, and to the condemnation of the ungodly.” – (D&C  136:32,33)

George A. Smith was a counselor to Brigham Young and was an early member of the church. He said that after he received a call to be a missionary by Joseph Smith Jr. that he went to the patriarch to ask advice. The church patriarch at the time was Joseph Smith Sr. This is what father Smith had to say to him.

“One word of advice George A., whatever you do, be careful to go in at the little end of the horn, then, if you increase, though it be but a very little, you are sure to come out at the big end; but if you go in at the big end, you are certain to come out at the small end.” — George A. Smith

We must be bold and declare a warning to all. We do not however go out boastful, but we go forth in humility. It all comes down to living a life patterned after Christ and preaching as he did. If we are not doing what we do out of love, than we must question our motives.

“Remember that your business is to preach the Gospel in all humility and meekness, and warn sinners to repent and come to Christ.” — Joseph Smith

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