Ever wish that life itself had a manual? Well, your wishes have come true! There is a manual that you can hold in your hands and read for yourself! It’s called… the scriptures! The scriptures consists of the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and modern revelation from living prophets!
Perhaps that was a bit of a corny way to introduce God’s holy writ, but it’s true. The holy scriptures are one of God’s gifts to mankind. The prophet Nephi, in the Book of Mormon, said this,
Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore, they speak the words of Christ. Wherefore, I said unto you, feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tellyou all things what ye should do.
Wherefore, now after I have spoken these words, if ye cannot understand them it will be because ye ask not, neither do ye knock; wherefore, ye are not brought into the light, but must perish in the dark.
For behold, again I say unto you that if ye will enter in by the way, and receive the Holy Ghost, it will show unto you all things what ye should do. (2 Nephi 31:3-5)
Now, of course, the scriptures don’t always contain literal answers to every problem, question, or concern we may have. But the scriptures are a portal to the Holy Ghost. The Spirit speaks through those words, and when we open up the Holy Bible or the Book of Mormon, we can feel the power and testimony of the Holy Ghost. He teaches, He enlightens, He edifies, etc. When we’re under this unfluence, our minds and hearts and opened and we can understand and comprehend so much more. In this way we can receive answers to all our problems.
I know this to be true. I testify that through the scriptures we can know all things that we should do.