feasting upon the Word of God

The ancient prophets knew that after the darkness there would come light.  We live in that light--but do we fully comprehend it?  With the doctrines of salvation easily within our grasp, I fear that some are still overcome with the "spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear." (Romans 11:8)...I ask us all to honestly evaluate our performance in scripture study.  It is a common thing to have a few passages of scripture at our disposal, floating in our minds, as it were, and thus to have the illusion that we know a great deal about the Gospel.  In this sense, having a little knowledge can be a problem indeed.  I am convinced that each of us, at some time in our lives, must discover the scriptures for ourselves--and not just discover them once, but rediscover them again and again.

President Spencer W. Kimball "How Rare a Possession--the Scriptures!" Ensign, September 1976, pp 2, 4

I find that when I get casual in my relationship 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.  I [then] find myself loving more intensely those whom I must love with all my heart and mind and strength, and loving them more, I find it easier to abide their counsel.

President Spencer W. Kimball, The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, p. 135


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