quotes tagged with 'scripture'

I began to understand what President Gordon B. Hinckley meant when he said: “I am grateful for the emphasis on reading the scriptures. I hope that for you this will become something far more enjoyable than a duty; that, rather, it will become a love affair with the word of God. I promise you that as you read, your minds will be enlightened and your spirits will be lifted. At first it may seem tedious, but that will change into a wondrous experience with thoughts and words of things divine.”2



Through seriously studying the scriptures, I felt a peace settle into my heart. President Ezra Taft Benson (1899–1994) said of the Book of Mormon, “There is a power in the book which will begin to flow into your lives the moment you begin a serious study of the book.”3 In the beginning, when I was struggling with reading the Book of Mormon, I noticed that on the days I did not read, I was not at peace. I came to realize I needed the divine influence of this book in my life daily.

Author: President Gordon B Hinkley, Source: Ensign Saved by Cheery in love scripture study affair 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Today the Lord is revealing his will to all the inhabitants of the earth, and to members of the Church in particular, on the issues of this our day through the living prophets, with the First Presidency at the head. . . . [Their words] should be studied, understood, and followed, even as the revelations in the D&C and other scriptures. Those who follow this course will not interpret what they say as being inspired by political bias or selfishness; neither will they say that the brethren are uninformed as to the circumstances of those affected by their counsel; or that their counsels cannot be accepted because they are not prefaced by the quotation, 'Thus saith the Lord.'"

Author: Marion G. Romney, Source: Conference Report, April 1945, p. 90Saved by cboyack in revelation prophet counsel scripture 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

And seek the face of the Lord always, that in patience ye may possess your souls, and ye shall have eternal life.

Author: Scriptures, Source: D&C 101:38 http://scriptures.lds.org/en/dc/101/38#38Saved by vimsienee in soul scripture seek 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?


Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.


Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

Author: Jesus Christ, Source: John 14:9-12Saved by kckern11 in scripture 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Sometimes we treat scripture and revelation as if they were simplified scientific explanations of things, but I think that is a mistake, and sometimes a serious one. For it assumes that science is the measure of all discourse. Though religious discourse may offer us explanations, its purpose is not explanatory, but soteriological: it is concerned, not with telling us how the world and the things in the world are (at least not in the way that science does), but with telling us about God’s power to save and how we can be saved.
Author: James Faulconer, Source: Another Look at the Problem of Theodicy Saved by ldsphilosopher in revelation science scripture soteriology 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Yes, life can be fast-paced for parents and is becoming so for children. It would be easy to say there is not enough time to fit everything in. Looking back at a time that passed all too quickly, I can now see that each day was filled with precious little moments full of opportunity to help our children hear the “voice of gladness” in the gospel. Children are always learning from us. They are learning what is important by what we choose to do as well as what we choose not to do. Casual, infrequent family prayers, scripture study, and family home evenings will not be enough to fortify our children. Where will children learn the gospel and standards such as chastity, integrity, and honesty if not at home? These values can be reinforced at church, but parents are the most capable and most effective in teaching them to their children.
Author: Coleen K. Menlove. Primary General President, Source: A Voice of Gladness for Our Children, Liahona, Nov 2002, 13–15...Saved by mlsscaress in children learn parenting home time prayer effective scripture casual fortify pace diligent committed familyhomeeveing 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Having had a great knowledge of the goodness and the mysteries of God, therefore I make a record of my proceedings in my days.

And I know that the record which i make is true; and I make it with mine own hand; and I make it according to my knowledge.
Author: Nephi, Source: 1 Nephi 1:1,3Saved by mlsscaress in experience knowledge scripture journal personal record nephi 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
There is something eternal in the very nature of writing, as is so graphically illustrated by the scriptures themselves. In a very real sense, our properly written histories are a very important part of our family scripture and become a great source of spiritual strength to us and to our posterity.
Author: John H. Gorberg, Source: Ensign, May 1980, p. 48Saved by mlsscaress in self strength family scripture journal writing answers posterity source 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
My dear brothers and sisters, when pain, tests, and trials come in life, draw near to the Savior. “Wait upon the Lord, … look for him” (Isa. 8:17; 2 Ne. 18:17). “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint” (Isa. 40:31). Healing comes in the Lord’s time and the Lord’s way; be patient.

Our Savior waits for us to come to Him through our scripture study, pondering, and prayer to our Heavenly Father. Great blessings and lessons come from overcoming adversity. As we are strengthened and healed, we can then lift and strengthen others with our faith. May we be instruments in the Lord’s hands in blessing the lives of those in pain. I give you my testimony that God lives and that Jesus is the Christ and that He waits for us to come to Him to give us counsel and compassionate caring.
Author: Elder Robert D. Hales, Source: “Healing Soul and Body,” Ensign, Nov 1998, 14. http://www.lds....Saved by mlsscaress in jesuschrist compassion counsel patience savior prayer instrument scripture blessing ponder renew lessons caring strengthen heal near 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The greater and more intense suffering of the Lord was not physical—not the trial nor the mocking, not the beating or being spat upon; it was not even being betrayed by a beloved associate or rejected by those whom He loved, nor was it the physical act of crucifixion. Although all of these things happened and each action was very painful, the Savior’s greatest pain during the Atonement was endured to help the transgressor to be healed:

“For behold, I, God, have suffered these things for all, that they might not suffer if they would repent;

“But if they would not repent they must suffer even as I;

“Which suffering caused myself, even God, the greatest of all, to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body and spirit” (D&C 19:16–18).

It is interesting to note that, other than in the book of Job and a few other places, there are very few scriptural references to physical or mortal pain. The pain most frequently spoken of in the scriptures is the pain and anguish of the Lord and His prophets for the disobedient souls.
Author: Elder Robert D. Hales, Source: “Healing Soul and Body,” Ensign, Nov 1998, 14. http://www.lds....Saved by mlsscaress in suffering savior scripture disobedience physicalpain mortalpain reference heal 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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