"We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things." - Articles of Faith 1:13
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Fools Before God
Elder LeGrand Curtis, Jr.
In his recent BYU devotional speech, Elder LeGrand R. Curtis, Jr. told a wonderful story about a lecture that he attended that was given by Truman G. Madsen. Madsen recounted that his colleague Hugh Nibley once came to his office excited to share something that he had learned form Jacob's sermon in Second Nephi chapter 9. Nibley was impressed that God despises those who are puffed up because of their learning. Nibley marveled at the word "despiseth." Regarding this verse, Nibley remarked: "That must be the all time put down." Brother Nibley, a very learned man, determined never to be puffed up because of his learning, and to remember that we are all fools before God.