To a Friend, about Faith
After already finishing a complete re-reading of the Book of Mormon recently this year and then studying all of the Bible Dictionary, Maps, and Pearl of Great Price; I wasn't exactly sure where next to continue with my morning Scripture studies.
My first thought was to perhaps re-read again the New and Old Testament of the King James Bible, but couldn't decide with which one to start.
As I sat in my recliner this morning and thought about that, as well about an email conversation yesterday with a friend, I finally and simply started studying the Doctrine & Covenants again.
Section 1 (the Lord's own Preface, and the only Scripture containing God's own preface), renewed my hope and refreshed my heart.
He promised strength and hope to "the weak and the simple", and if that doesn't describe me, then what does?
He also reaffirmed His forgiveness for us.
Then, in Section 2 and comparing it for the first time, line by line and word by word, with Malachi in the Old Testament, I found information therein that previously was oblivious to me. It also comforted me a great deal in regard to my participation in the Temple.
I feel much better now.