Why is it important to read the scriptures?

Boyd K. Packer

President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

From “The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ—Plain and Precious Things,” Ensign, May 2005, 7–8; “On Zion’s Hill,” Ensign, Nov. 2005, 70, 73.


Boyd K. Packer
President Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, shares some of his thoughts on this subject.

Why is it important to read the scriptures?

A knowledge of the scriptures is important. From them we learn about spiritual guidance.

Everywhere in the world, humble members draw inspiration from the scriptures to guide them through life.

Anyone, anywhere, could read in the Book of Mormon and receive inspiration.

Plain and precious insights are everywhere in the Book of Mormon.

When you feel weak, discouraged, depressed, or afraid, open the Book of Mormon and read.

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