Jesus Read the Scriptures – and So Can You – #lighttheworld Day 6
Reading the scriptures is easy for me to do, but I’ve been racking my brain for something purposeful to share here today. My main thought is that reading the scriptures is the only way we can truly know the Savior and what he would have us do in our lives.
Oh! I had a bit of rejoicing last night. Mr. Hot Stuff pointed out to me that President Uctdorf used the New International Version of the Bible in his talk during the October 2016 General Women’s broadcast. Go. Read. Check out the footnotes. Thank you, Lord, for tender mercies! I love the King James Version. It’s poetic and beautiful, but it’s often hard to understand. There are other versions of the Bible that communicate it’s message in a way that I get so much more out of my reading. My favorite is the NIV version, but I also like the ESV, and a few others. For sitting down to just read and follow the story lines, give me the NIV any day. I’ve been reluctant to use the NIV in LDS church settings though, because everyone is locked into the KJV so firmly, I’ve gotten looks from people on occasion that convey their concern that I’m not using “approved church materials.”
The LDS Article of Faith 8 reads, “We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly. We also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.” It’s the Bible, people, there are many translations of it, each one of them has subtle differences, use your best judgement and pick the one that works best for you. The best Bible is the one you actually pick up and read.
(Read and Follow the Directions)
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.