Tuesday, February 9, 2010

3 Nephi 17

1 Behold, now it came to pass that when Jesus had spoken these words he looked round about again on the multitude, and he said unto them: Behold, my time is at hand.
2 I perceive that ye are weak, that ye cannot understand all my words which I am commanded of the Father to speak unto you at this time.
3 Therefore, go ye unto your homes, and ponder upon the things which I have said, and ask of the Father, in my name, that ye may understand, and prepare your minds for the morrow, and I come unto you again.

Our understanding of the scriptures or of the words of the living prophets and apostles in General Conference is limited. We sometimes are not prepared to hear and understand all that God would have us know. Even in sacrament meeting or Sunday School or other church meetings, we are not always prepared to hear the word of the Lord. Has anyone been bored by a speaker or a lesson?

The Savior gives direction to the Nephites that we can apply. In the privacy of our homes, we can ponder the things we have heard and read, and we can ask our Father in Heaven to understanding. In that way, our minds can be prepared for the time when His Spirit will come to us. Imagine what would happen if we were to follow this instruction and if our minds were fully prepared for sacrament meeting this Sunday. The speaker wouldn't matter because we would be ready to hear the voice of the Lord spoken to our mind and heart.

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