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February 4, 2022 - Power in a Book

MmI implore you with all my heart that you consider with great solemnity the importance of the Book of Mormon to you personally and to the Church collectively. Let us not remain under condemnation, with its scourge and judgment, by treating lightly this great and marvelous gift the Lord has given to us. Rather, let us win the promises associated with treasuring it up in our hearts. (D&C 84:54-58.)

President Ezra Taft Benson, "A Witness and a Warning: A Modern Day Prophet Testifies of the Book of Mormon"

Sometimes I don't think we fully understand the value and import of the Book of Mormon. I know I take it for granted. It is not just another book, collecting dust on the shelf. It is THE word of God. In John 1:1, it says the word is God. Make your own correlation there.

There is a power in this book. It isn't just history filled with stories of peoples long ago. It won't just fill your mind with knowledge about God and Christ. It also fills your whole soul with a power unrecognized by the world. A power unseen by mortal eyes. That power is the power of God. Ponder that for a minute. Just holding that book in your hand brings forth a peace, strength, courage, even power which may be indiscernable if you're not paying attention.

Imagine what will happen if you read the Book of Mormon? Then imagine further if you study it? Then go even further and you pray for understanding and light?

All in the palm of your hand. We have it. God gave it to us. It's up to each of us to unleash that power in our own lives.

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