SCRIPTURE: “O Lord, I have trusted in thee, and I will trust in thee forever. I will not put my trust in the arm of flesh; for I know that cursed is he that putteth his trust in the arm of flesh. Yea, cursed is he that putteth his trust in man or maketh flesh his arm.” –2 Nephi 4:34. [source]
COMMENTARY: Jesus called twelve men to help him in his work. They thought they were doing the right thing by keeping children away from him. He patiently taught them that despite their good intentions, he wanted every child to be able to approach him. When there is a discrepancy, whom do you choose to follow? Jesus? Or the men he called to help him in his work? Maybe Joshua had it right when he said, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.