(April 26, 2014)
This chapter has a fine lesson for us to learn. Sometimes the Lord wishes to give us a blessing, but for whatever reason we may prefer a different blessing. I think this is likely true not only in life but also in the eternities (the Lord knows we would be happiest with Exaltation, but will be content to give us something less if that is what we determine we desire). In any event, so long as we are prepared to fulfill whatever the Lord requires of us, He will often bless us in the way that we want to be blessed. He allows us, often (but not always), to choose our reward.