What can I learn from the scriptures?

D. Todd Christofferson

Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

From “The Blessing of Scripture,” Liahona and Ensign, May 2010, 33–35.

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Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shares some thoughts on this subject.

What can I learn from the scriptures?

The central purpose of all scripture is to fill our souls with faith in God the Father and in His Son, Jesus Christ.

The scriptures enlarge our memory by helping us always to remember the Lord and our relationship to Him and the Father. They remind us of what we knew in our premortal life.

Scriptural accounts of the faith of others strengthen our own.

The words of prophets, which the Lord calls scripture, flow to us almost constantly by television, radio, Internet, satellite, CD, DVD, and in print. Surely with this blessing the Lord is telling us that our need for the scriptures is greater than in any previous time.

Scripture tutors us in principles and moral values. In scripture, we find vivid portrayals of the blessings that come from honoring true principles.

Illustration by Beth M. Whittaker