True and Faithful: D&C 3 (He Must Fall)

“4 For although a man may have many revelations, and have power to do many mighty works, yet if he boasts in his own strength, and sets at naught the counsels of God, and follows after the dictates of his own will and carnal desires, he must fall and incur the vengeance of a just God upon him.”
I love the principle taught in this verse. No matter how glorious our spiritual experiences or how developed our spirituality, we all are at risk of falling. Satan is relentless and will continue to attempt to undermine our faith. And the more renowned we are, the greater a victory Satan can win. Joseph Smith was a prophet and yet he stood at risk of being removed from his spot due to lack of faith. The same is true for our modern day prophets and also for ourselves.

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