This blog shares my ongoing study of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and my studies draw from the Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price, as well as teachings of LDS Church leaders past and present, many of which are prophets and apostles. This site is not an official representation of Latter-day Saint doctrine and practice. For official sites, please visit www.lds.org or mormon.org.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Blessings of Scripture Study

Each time I rekindle my efforts to seriously study the scriptures I feel better. President Kimball said, "I find that when I get casual in my relationships with divinity and when it seems that no divine ear is listening and no divine voice is speaking, that I am far, far away. If I immerse myself in the scriptures the distance narrows and the spirituality returns."

Elder D. Todd Christofferson reminds us that the scriptures do all of the following:
  1. Enlarge our memory
  2. Empower us to distinguish between truth and error
  3. Fill our souls with faith in God the Father and in His Son, Jesus Christ
Certainly desirable things! If we have forgotten how we came to obtain a testimony, scripture study will remind us. If we struggle to identify right from wrong, the scriptures will clear it up. If we feel far from our Heavenly Father and His Son, studying the scriptures will narrow the gap. I gladly add my witness that studying the scriptures blesses us in these specific ways.

2 comments:

  1. This is so true. I tend to get lax, especially on busy school mornings, but I have learned a surprising truth. When I take a few minutes to read and study scriptures before anything else, the day falls into place better. If I ignore them, my entire day is more hectic. It's amazing how that works!

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  2. I have noticed the same thing! :)

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