Archive for May, 2012

“Do Not Neglect The Old Family Bible”

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Today’s Thought To Meditate On comes from this year’s “Teachings of the Presidents of the Church” study of the life of the Prophet George Albert Smith, pages 108-109:

“Now, I want to say, my brothers and sisters, that the advice of Jesus Christ, is still in force with us wherein he said, ‘Search the scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life, and they are they which testify of me.’ [John 5:39] Do not neglect the old family Bible; do not put it away upon the shelf and forget it. Find out, if you do not already know, what it says, and if you have read it before, read it again often to your children and to your children’s children. Read them not only the Bible, but other books of scripture that the Lord has given us for our exaltation, for our comfort and for our blessing.

“I admonish you, O Israel, search the scriptures; read them in your homes; teach your families what the Lord has said, and let us spend less of our time reading the unimportant and often harmful literature of the day, and go to the fountain of truth and read the word of the Lord.”

Where Is Your Treasure?

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

A treasure is something that is highly prized or greatly valued. It is cherished and regarded as precious by the individual. Luke 12:34 states, “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” So a treasure occupies the heart, the thoughts and the meditations of the individual.

There are many things that could be considered treasures to different people, but scripture constantly urges us to get our priorities straight.

“Neither take ye thought beforehand what ye shall say; but treasure up in your minds continually the words of life” D&C 84:85. The “words of life” are the scriptures.

Do you treasure up continually the scriptures in your heart, or is your treasure something else?