For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. – John 13:15-16"To gain exaltation and happy daily life, we must follow a pattern of righteousness," Elder Marvin J. Ashton of the Council of the Twelve said at October 1990 general conference.
"Our self-esteem and success can best be measured by how we follow the patterns of life which prevent deceit, haughtiness, pride or pessimism.
"Solid, permanent progress can only take place in the days ahead if deception is avoided, no matter how advantageous it may seem to yield or compromise basic principles of conduct."
"Be not deceived. God is not mocked. He knows what is best for His children and those who love Him and would develop the traits and characteristics shown by His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ.
". . .Instead of our being commanded in all things, we are given a pattern in all things. The choice to use these safe paths is ours. God help us to follow His patterns and reap the rewards He has in store for the obedient. . . ."