Friday, January 14, 2011
For so long I used to read the scriptures to finish. To finish a paragraph, chapter, book etc. While I did read it a few times, and did finish it, I didn't see or understand the message hidden within.
I think with regard to scriptures its much more effective to read it not to finish, but to change. The root of the word repentance has to do with change, which I think is a effective way to read the scriptures. The word of God is said to be powerful, sharper than a two edged sword. The word can change us help us to repent if we read it to change instead of just finish. Getting through the book of Mormon is very different than the book of Mormon getting through us.