General Conference (Saturday morning): Elder Richard G. Scott

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Elder Richard G. Scott spoke of the power of scripture.

“Scriptures are like packets of light that illuminate our minds and give place to guidance and inspiration from on high,” he said.

Elder Scott said scriptures can become stalwart friends.

“They are always available when needed,” he said. “Their use provides a foundation of truth that can be awakened by the Holy Ghost. Learning, pondering, searching and memorizing scriptures is like filling a filing cabinet with friends, values and truths that can be called upon anytime, anywhere in the world.”

Elder Scott said great power can come from memorizing scriptures.

“To memorize a scripture is to forge a new friendship,” he said. “It is like discovering a new individual who can help in time of need, give inspiration and comfort and be a source of motivation for needed change.”

Elder Scott said pondering a passage of scripture can be a key to unlock revelation and the guidance of the Holy Ghost.

“Scripture can calm an agitated soul, giving peace, hope, and a restoration of confidence in one’s ability to overcome the challenges of life,” he said. “They have potent power to heal emotional challenges when there is faith in the Savior. They can accelerate physical healing.”

Elder Scott said there are many precious jewels of truth found in the pages of the Bible and the Book of Mormon.

“May each of us avail ourselves of the wealth of blessings that result from scripture study,” he said.

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