(May 23, 2014)
I don’t doubt that many of our common problems with the Church are derived in similar ways to the problems people had with Joshua. The Prophet says he speaks for the Lord, and tells the people to do something. They do it, and they fail in the attempt (and are often ashamed or embarrassed for it). Only after an examination is made do we discover the real reason for failure – it was unrighteousness. Maybe not unrighteousness of the prophet and maybe not of the doubter, but unrighteousness just the same.