Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Inspiration: How to Find Truth

Spencer W. Kimball:
As a people, we Latter-day Saints have been encouraged by the Lord to
progress in the learning of God as well as in the sound learning of the
earth. Too many of us spend far too much time watching the television or in
habits and activities that do not enlarge ourselves or bless others. Would
that we might lift ourselves to higher visions of what we could do with our
lives! There should be no people who have a higher desire to obtain truth,
revealed and secular, than Latter-day Saints.

There should also be no people who are in a better position to obtain truth
and apply it in their lives. For we have the gift of the Holy Ghost, that
wondrous gift of our Heavenly Father given to all who take upon themselves
worthily the ordinances of salvation. Jesus taught, “The Spirit of truth …
will guide you into all truth.” (John 16:13.) And the prophet Moroni,
speaking to our day, advised us that “by the power of the Holy Ghost [we]
may know the truth of all things.” (Moro. 10:5.)

Having considered all this, let us finally remember that if we desire to
advance, as a people or individually, we must heed the counsel of the
prophets. “To be learned is good,” Nephi taught, “if [we] hearken unto the
counsels of God.” (2 Ne. 9:29.)

(“‘Seek Learning, Even by Study and Also by Faith’,” Ensign, Sep 1983, 3)