This year—1982—adult Church members focus again on the Old Testament for their scriptural reading assignment. In 1981, members were encouraged to read the Old Testament books of Genesis through 2 Samuel and to discuss in adult Church classes the gospel principles presented in those books. 1982 continues that pattern, with the emphasis on 1 Kings through Malachi. The following and subsequent Ensign articles throughout 1982 provide perspective on the times, people, and places in this period of earth’s history. On who immerses himself in such study will find himself consistently urged to turn his heart to the Lord—and taste for himself the sweetness of the scripture’s life giving truths.

Illustrated by Parry Merkley