Saturday, February 25, 2017

Elder Richard G. Scott on the Savior's support in life

Elder Richard G. Scott (1928-2015) served as a Seventy from 1977-1988, when he was called to the Quorum of Twelve Apostles.  He passed away in September 2015 at the age of 86.
"More important, all of them [the scriptures and prophets], without exception, will lift your vision to the perfect friend—our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus the Christ.
"I love President Benson. I love the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and the other holy scriptures. But I adore this friend.
"I cannot comprehend his power, his majesty, his perfections. But I do understand something of his love, his compassion, his mercy.
"There is no burden he cannot lift.
"There is no heart he cannot purify and fill with joy.
"There is no life he cannot cleanse and restore when one is obedient to his teachings.
"Let my other friends [the living prophet and the scriptures] guide you to him, but find him yourself through humble, sincere prayer, obedience, and faith."
- Richard G. Scott, "True Friends that Lift," Ensign, November 1988, p. 76
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Elder Scott discussed some of the important friends we have in this life to assist in our journey to happiness, including such things as scriptural records, the prophetic teachings they contain, and modern living witnesses. But his message comes to an apex as he introduces "the perfect friend" and shares thoughts about how He can bless our lives as part of the great plan of happiness:

All the other good "friends" of our life will guide us to the Savior, but we also discover Him and build our relationship with Him "through humble, sincere prayer, obedience, and faith."

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