1 Nephi 2:12

Lessons from Laman and Lemuel.

12 And thus Laman and Lemuel, being the eldest, did murmur against their father. And they did murmur because they knew not the dealings of that God who had created them.

Elder Neal A. Maxwell said:

“Failing to understand the ‘dealings’ of the Lord with His children—meaning His relations with and treatment of His children—is very fundamental. Murmuring is but one of the symptoms, and not the only consequence either; in fact, brothers and sisters, this failure affects everything else!

“To misread something so crucial constitutes a failure to know God, who then ends up being wrongly seen as unreachable, uninvolved, uncaring, and unable—a disabled and diminished Deity, really—about whose seeming limitations, ironically, some then quickly complain.”

(“Lessons from Laman and Lemuel,” Ensign, Nov. 1999, 6.)

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