Thursday, October 9, 2008

My lumped up scripture

Every month I get to choose a new topic for my Book of Mormon class. Last Thursday I taught Helaman 5:12. Sometimes it is chapter, sometimes a group of chapters, sometimes a topic, and sometimes a verse. Any requests for next month? I am coming upon 3 Nephi 11 in my personal study- so I am considering that chapter.

Today- I am studying another way. Sometimes I like to look up all of the scriptures used in a good talk. The scriptures below were quoted or referred to in President Uchtdorf's talk he gave in the recent General Relief Society meeting. He chose a hand full of scriptures, it interests me to know which ones, and study them.

Isaiah 55:9

9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

1 Nephi 11:17

17 And I said unto him: I know that he loveth his children; nevertheless, I do not know the meaning of all things.

Moses 1:39

39 For behold, this is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.

2 Nephi 2:25

25 Adam fell that men might be; and men c, that they might have joy.

D&C 46:11-12

11 For all have not every gift given unto them; for there are many gifts, and to every man is given a gift by the Spirit of God.

12 To some is given one, and to some is given another, that all may be profited thereby.

D&C 81:5

5 Wherefore, be faithful; stand in the office which I have appointed unto you; succor the weak, lift up the hands which hang down, and strengthen the feeble knees.

Mosiah 18:9

9 Yea, and are willing to mourn with those that mourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places that ye may be in, even until death, that ye may be redeemed of God, and be numbered with those of the first resurrection, that ye may have eternal life—

Matthew 23:11

11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.

D&C 90:24

24 Search diligently, pray always, and be believing, and all things shall work together for your good, if ye walk uprightly and remember the covenant wherewith ye have covenanted one with another.

D&C 6:20

20 Behold, thou art Oliver, and I have spoken unto thee because of thy desires; therefore treasure up these words in thy heart. Be faithful and diligent in keeping the commandments of God, and I will encircle thee in the arms of my love.

I then make a lumped together scripture for myself:

The Lord has better perspective on my life than I do. I need to search out his will for me and trust him. He loves me. It is his goal for me to return to him. He wants me to be happy. The Lord has given me talents and gifts. He has given me these for me to serve others. I should look for those in my life who need a hand, and give it to them. Strengthen others, lift others up, and stand as a witness of God. ( I promise to do this every week as I partake of the sacrament.). Be service oriented in my thoughts and actions. I need to search the scriptures, pray always, have faith in Christ, and remember the covenants I have made. When I do this, all things will work together for my good. (I LOVE that promise.)

1 comment:

Michal said...

i love the promise at the end of the last scripture "i will encircle thee with the arms of my love." his love is so limitless and he wants us to feel it.
thanks for sharing those. i loved that talk and have been meaning to study it this week. i think i'll go do that right now.