Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Why Scripture Study?

At BYU Education Week, I attended a class on how to be a better gospel teacher.  I felt like a little peasant sitting amongst all these great people that were seminary teachers, gospel doctrine teachers, maybe even some institute teachers,  etc.  These are the people that teach the sincerest form of doctrine, the big leagues to me.  Even though I don't teach day after day or week after week, it is a study that I love and want to grow in.   So, I attened their class. He he!

One of the major points that was repeated quite often is that people will change their behaviors when they understand the doctrine that is taught and why we believe it.  As I observe the youth in our stake, I have found multiple times that we as the adult tell the youth what they can or can't do without any or very little explanation as to why?

So, as I have been planning my scripture study posts and tips to share with you, I thought I would give you some of the why's that are promised if we study our scriptures daily.  Below you will find a list of scriptures that specifically identify the promised blessings to us, if you study and read your scriptures.  I am hoping that if we all understand the why's of scripture study, that you may realize that there are beautiful and wonderful blessings that come from diligent efforts.

Joshua 1:8
Psalm 119:105
Luke 24:27-32
1 Nephi 1:12
1 Nephi 15:24
2 Nephi 32:3
Jacob 2:8
Alma 17:2
Helaman 15:7-8
Doctrine and Covenants 11:21-22

I sat down and wrote out the scriptures and then wrote out the promised blessings that I found.  I was blown away by what is promised.  I have put those blessings to the test and found that our Heavenly Father delivers on such blessings.  I like that I can bank on that.  And the best part is, I always receive more blessings than what is promised above. 

I hope that one day that when my posterity reads my blog book that they will know the reasons why their grandmother LOVED her scriptures so much. Scripture study is truly one of the greatest blessings in my life! 


Haley said...

Suz, you are an inspiration. I love your love of the gospel. Education week is on my radar. Hopefully one day I can make it happen.

Joy For Your Journey said...

Great post! I love the list of scriptures. I think I will share it with my young women.


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