"Jesus then went into the wilderness; Lucifer came tempting Him. Jesus deflected
each temptation with scripture.
"I suggest that you memorize scriptures that touch your
heart and fill your soul with understanding. When scriptures
are used as the Lord has caused them to be recorded, they have
intrinsic power that is not communicated when paraphrased. Sometimes
when there is a significant need in my life, I review mentally
scriptures that have given me strength. There is great solace,
direction, and power that flow from the scriptures, especially
the words of the Lord."
"Let me just say in general,
I don't know how much memorizing you do. Some of you are returned
missionaries and you know the value of memorization, of studying
and of having things in your mind so that the Spirit can bring
to your thoughts those things that you need to be moved to remember.
My experience is that if I don't pack a lot of things into my
mind and into my heart there is a vacuum there, and it's pretty
hard for the Spirit to move a vacuum. If you give the Spirit
a few building blocks to push around at the right time, some
very significant things can happen in your lives."
"...I have made a great
discovery that everybody ought to make for himself, and that
is that from the holy scriptures and the great literature and
the uplifting philosophies and from our own personal meditations
and experience we can extract those little segments of success;
and if they are properly packaged by writing them down and memorizing
them, we can use them at our will to infuse righteousness and
success into our own lives. I think it must have been this that
the great apostle Paul had in mind when he said, "Be ye
[therefore] transformed by the renewing of your mind." (Rom.
To help bless our children's
"May I suggest that in our family night gatherings we make it
a project to memorize one scripture citation a week pertinent to this
work. At the conclusion of a year our children will have on their
lips a fund of scripture which will remain with them throughout
"..it is desirable that our children should learn to memorize
important passages; such that will leave a strong impression
upon their lives; scriptural passages that they will use as their
guiding star; scriptural passages that will help to form convictions
in their minds of right and wrong; scriptural passages that will
bring conviction to their hearts."
To help bless other's lives:
"Second, prepare yourselves
mentally. A mission requires a great deal of mental preparation.
You must memorize missionary discussions, memorize scriptures,
and ofttimes learn a new language. The discipline to do this
is learned in your early years."
"What a great blessing it
would be if every member of the Church memorized the Articles
of Faith and became knowledgeable about the principles contained
in each. We would be better prepared to share the gospel with
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