Monday, January 31, 2011

Blessings From Scripture Study

The Book of Mormon gives us several of the blessings that can be had from regular scripture study. In reading these verses, we must keep in mind that the scriptures are often referred to as God's "word".

Power to overcome temptation.

1 Nephi 15:24

24And I said unto them that it was the word of God; and whoso would hearken unto the word of God, and would hold fast unto it, they would never perish; neither could the temptations and the fiery darts of the adversary overpower them unto blindness, to lead them away to destruction.

Healing to the "wounded soul".

Jacob 2:8

8And it supposeth me that they have come up hither to hear the pleasing word of God, yea, the word which healeth the wounded soul.

Greater hope and faith.

Jacob 4:6

6Wherefore, we search the prophets, and we have many revelations and the spirit of prophecy; and having all these witnesses we obtain a hope, and our faith becometh unshaken, insomuch that we truly can command in the name of Jesus and the very trees obey us, or the mountains, or the waves of the sea.

A release from the "pains of hell" (sin)

Alma 26:13

13Behold, how many thousands of our brethren has he loosed from the pains of hell; and they are brought to sing redeeming love, and this because of the power of his word which is in us, therefore have we not great reason to rejoice?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your post has blessed and impacted my spirit. It spoke faith & hope to my soul! Thank you for taking the time to bless others.