good scripture
By jhamilton75
12/7/2009 10:08:53 AM
2 Nephi 33:2 — But behold, there are many that harden their hearts against the Holy Spirit, that it hath no place in them; wherefore, they cast many things away which are written and esteem them as things of naught.
So I thought I'd try something different for daily blogging. The scripture of the day is always insightful, so I'm just going to share some thoughts about that.

How true is this scripture today? Absolutely. It reminds me of what a Sunday School teacher used to say, that the Book of Mormon was truly written for our day. So much of the world today has become anti-religion. Pride, arrogance, hubris, whateve you want to call it, so many people today truly look down upon religion, and those who hold to beliefs.

Yet, even those of us who claim to be religious, how well do we esteem the things of the Holy Spirit? How much time each day do I spend reading the scriptures, as opposed to the time I spend reading less important things?

How much do I listen to the promptings of the Holy Spirit, as opposed to listening to those people around me? When reading this, I must ask myself, am I "casting many things away which are written and esteeming them as things of naught"?



I agree    
"This scripture definitely applies to our day. When I look back at the lowest points in my life, I notice that hardening my heart against the things of the Spirit always brings misery.

The good news is that we can all work on being more humble and willing to learn from the scriptures. I love reading the old posts on this website and observing the changes in attitude that the people here go through, because their experiences prove that the atonement truly will help us progress and grow closer to the Spirit.

Thanks for sharing, J. I got a lot out of this post."
posted at 01:26:47 on December 8, 2009 by ETTE

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"Now brethren, the time has come for any one of us who is so involved to pull himself out of the mire, to stand above this evil thing, to “look to God and live” (Alma 37:47). We do not have to view salacious magazines. We do not have to read books laden with smut. We do not have to watch television that is beneath wholesome standards. We do not have to rent movies that depict that which is filthy. We do not have to sit at the computer and play with ographic material found on the Internet."

— Gordon B. Hinckley

General Conference, October 2004