Tuesday, December 6, 2016

President Harold B. Lee on the blessing of daily scripture study

President Harold B. Lee (1899-1973) was called to the Quorum of Twelve Apostles in 1941. He served as a counselor in the First Presidency from 1970-1972, then as Church president from July 1972 until his passing less than 18 months later in December 1973.
"Are you... continually increasing your testimony by diligent study of the scriptures? Do you have a daily habit of reading the scriptures? If we're not reading the scriptures daily, our testimonies are growing thinner, our spirituality isn't increasing in depth. We, ourselves, must be studying the scriptures and have a daily habit."
- Harold B. Lee, Regional representatives seminar, 12 Dec. 1970; see Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Harold B. Lee [2000], 66

As I have commented previously in talking about President Lee, he was one of the great scriptorians of our dispensation. He knew how to find answers to the challenges of life in that great resource, because he had become familiar with it through many years of careful personal study. And so that is the source of this advice; we must be studying the scriptures; and the greatest power and benefit come from consistent, daily study!

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