Scriptures

“As you use your agency to carve out time every day to draw close to God’s voice, especially in the Book of Mormon, over time His voice will become clearer and more familiar to you.” (Michelle Craig, Young Women General Presidency, “Spiritual Capacity,” General Conference, October 2019)

“Scriptures enlighten our minds, nourish our spirits, answer our questions, increase our trust in the Lord, and help us center our lives on Him.” (Bonnie H. Cordon, Primary General Presidency, “Trust in the Lord and Lean Not,” General Conference, April 2017)

“Creating consistent habits of prayer, scripture study, family home evening, and Sabbath worship leads to wholeness, internal consistency, and strong moral values–in other words, spiritual integrity.” (Joy D. Jones, Primary General President, “A Sin-Resistant Generation,” General Conference, April 2017)

“As we use our time in mortality to study and apply the Savior’s teachings, we become more like Him. We come to understand that He is the way–the only way–we can overcome mortal challenges, be healed, and return back to our heavenly home.” (Carole M. Stephens, Relief Society General Presidency, “The Family Is of God,” General Conference, April 2015)

“I must testify of the blessings of daily scripture study and prayer and weekly family home evening. These are the very practices that help take away stress, give direction to our lives, and add protection to our homes.” (Linda S. Reeves, Relief Society General Presidency, “Protection from Pornography—a Christ-centered Home,” General Conference, April 2014)

“Many answers to difficult questions are found by reading the scriptures because the scriptures are an aid to revelation.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “And upon the Handmaids in Those Days Will I Pour Out My Spirit,” General Conference, April 2010)

“Insight found in scripture accumulates over time, so it is important to spend some time in the scriptures every day.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “And upon the Handmaids in Those Days Will I Pour Out My Spirit,” General Conference, April 2010)

“As you personally study the scriptures, you will come to know the Savior and His teachings. From His example you will know how to love, serve, and forgive members of your family.” (Mary N. Cook, Young Women General Presidency, “Strengthen Home and Family,” General Conference, October 2007)

“Reading and studying the scriptures continues to build our faith, helps us resist temptation, and allows us to grow closer to Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.” (Vicki F. Matsumori, Primary General Presidency, “A Lesson from the Book of Mormon,” General Conference, April 2007)

“Persistence is the key. With every reading of the scriptures, unfamiliar words will take on meaning. You can read about heroes and great acts of courage. You can learn of the tender mercies of the Lord. And above all, you can feel the love of God and know that Jesus Christ is our Savior.” (Vicki F. Matsumori, Primary General Presidency, “A Lesson from the Book of Mormon,” General Conference, April 2007)

“What I take away from the scriptures is determined by what I bring. Each time I read them, I am, in a sense, bringing a new person with new eyes to the experience.” (Cheryl C. Lant, Primary General President, “My Soul Delighteth in the Scriptures,” General Conference, October 2005)

“I love the scriptures. I treasure the truths I find as I read them. Joy fills my heart as I receive encouragement, direction, comfort, strength, and answers to my needs. Life looks brighter, and the way opens before me. I am reassured of my Heavenly Father’s love and concern for me every time I read. Surely this is a delight to me.” (Cheryl C. Lant, Primary General President, “My Soul Delighteth in the Scriptures,” General Conference, October 2005)

“Sometimes I have the luxury of immersing myself in the scriptures. Sometimes I read them in snatches. However, it doesn’t seem to matter where or when I read the scriptures; I can still carry them in my heart.” (Cheryl C. Lant, Primary General President, “My Soul Delighteth in the Scriptures,” General Conference, October 2005)

“I, of course, do not write scriptures as did Nephi, but when I read the scriptures and live the principles learned, those scriptures become written in my life. They govern my actions and are written there for my children to see and follow. I can build a legacy, a tradition of righteous living, based on the principles I learn in the scriptures.” (Cheryl C. Lant, Primary General President, “My Soul Delighteth in the Scriptures,” General Conference, October 2005)

“When we read the scriptures we are hearing the voice of the Savior. He is not absent from our lives. He is actively positioned in the verses of these holy books.” (Cheryl C. Lant, Primary General President, “My Soul Delighteth in the Scriptures,” General Conference, October 2005)

“Children, respond quickly and happily when you are called to scripture study.” (Cheryl C. Lant, Primary General President, “My Soul Delighteth in the Scriptures,” General Conference, October 2005)

“Scripture study and prayer will bring change—but not automatically. If we read with one eye and pray with half a heart, we are engaging in a ritual, and while that time is not worthless, it isn’t fully productive either. We need, with the support of family, to clear enough time to study—not just read—to contemplate, feel, and wait for answers.” (Kathleen H. Hughes, Relief Society General Presidency, “Out of Small Things,” General Conference, October 2004)

“It would be impossible to learn the lessons the scriptures contain by reading them only one time through or studying selected verses in a class.” (Julie B. Beck, Young Women General Presidency, “My Soul Delighteth in the Scriptures,” General Conference, April 2004)

“Many of you study foreign languages. You might like to start reading the Book of Mormon in another language. When you read the scriptures in another language, you learn what the words mean in a new way.” (Julie B. Beck, Young Women General Presidency, “My Soul Delighteth in the Scriptures,” General Conference, April 2004)

“A friend of mine suggested that I start looking for questions that the Lord asks us in the scriptures and ponder them… I keep a list of those questions in the back of my scriptures. I often choose one to think about in quiet moments because pondering enlightens my mind.” (Julie B. Beck, Young Women General Presidency, “My Soul Delighteth in the Scriptures,” General Conference, April 2004)

“Whichever way a person starts studying the scriptures, the key to unlocking important knowledge is to keep studying.” (Julie B. Beck, Young Women General Presidency, “My Soul Delighteth in the Scriptures,” General Conference, April 2004)

“If reading the scriptures is not already a habit with you, today is a great day to start.” (Julie B. Beck, Young Women General Presidency, “My Soul Delighteth in the Scriptures,” General Conference, April 2004)

“Everything in the scriptures is applicable to our lives.” (Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General Presidency, “Believe!”, General Conference, April 2004)

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