“Nevertheless, the people of the church did have great joy because of the conversion of the Lamanites, yea, because of the church of God, which had been established among them. And they did fellowship one with another, and did rejoice one with another, and did have great joy.”
“For behold, the Lord had blessed them so long with the riches of the world ….therefore they began to set their hearts upon their riches; yea, they began to seek to get gain that they might be lifted up one above another…”
These two verses seem to deliberately contrast with each other. The members of the Church welcome their former foes into the fold with compassion. They fellowship as one. In other words, all signs of status between them are eliminated or reduced. The rest of society on the other hand moves to even greater regard for status. People seek wealth in order to elevate themselves above each other.
I am reminded about one of my favorite things about serving in the temple. I love how all are on an equal playing field when dressed in the white temple robes. Social status ultimately melts away in the eyes of God. That is the society that we should seek to build. That is Zion.