I have an amazing brother-in-law. Jon Gee is a spiritual giant among men and I am grateful my sister married him. He teaches and helps me to be a better man, especially since my father passed away a few years ago. One of the things he taught me, but he probably doesn’t even know, is the importance of listening to what the prophet and apostles are teaching. Every general conference he gets out a spreadsheet (he is an accountant so he loves a good spreadsheet when he can get one) and tracks the number of times topics are talked about. He is a bishop in his ward so he then takes that information and teaches lessons and directs his ward based off of what the prophet and apostles are teaching.
I am not to the point he is yet, but I often think about and try to notice what the brethren are teaching us. Today after reading my scriptures I went to LDS.org and looking for a pattern of what the Brethren want us to know. What I found on the front page was four references to reading the scriptures on the home page.
- Top DropDown – My Study Notebook: Annotate and highlight conference addresses, manuals, and manuals. Save notes and organize them into folders.
- Top Banner Item – The Power of Scripture: “Scriptures are like little packets of light that illuminate our minds and give place to guidance and Inspiration on high”
- Top Left – Scriptures: Read, study, and ponder the word of God.
- Right Sidebar – First Presidency Message: Precious Promises of the Book of Mormon.
In the scriptures "we find principles of truth that will resolve every confusion and every problem and every dilemma that will face the human family" (Teaching, No Greater Call , 51).