A written record tells of a man who was hated by his brothers. They tied him up, beat him, nearly killed him, and spoke so vehemently against him that many members of his family turned their backs on him.
Certainly he had many reasons to complain and become bitter and filled with resentment and hatred. Feeling threatened by his brothers, he was troubled and discouraged. Yet he wrote, “Behold, my soul delighteth in the things of the Lord; and my heart pondereth continually upon the things which I have seen and heard” (2 Nephi 4:16).