Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. (John 5: 39)He also used the scriptures when teaching His chosen disciples:
From the Book of Mormon, Nephi tells us how important he thinks the scriptures are:And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. (Luke 24: 44-47)
And upon these I write the things of my soul, and many of the scriptures which are engraven upon the plates of brass. For my soul delighteth in the scriptures, and my heart pondereth them, and writeth them for the learning and the profit of my children. (2 Nephi 4: 15)The leaders of the Church also tell us regularly about the importance of scripture. For instance, in the last general conference, Devin Durrant talked about one method of getting oneself deeper into scripture study:
These are just a sampling of scriptures that talk about the immportance of studying and understanding the scriptures.First, choose a verse of scripture each week and place it where you will see it every day.Second, read or think of the verse several times each day and ponder the meaning of its words and key phrases throughout the week. (Sunday afternoon, Octobr 4th)
Sort-of-in-the-spirit of Br. Durrant's scripture-a-week suggestion, my wife suggested we start talking about a scripture each week as a family. And I'm thinking I'll blog some of them.
This is the first.