Daily Messages

Words for You to Ponder Today

Sabbath Day

  • "Now, I know it’s hard, particularly for our young people, to choose to observe the Sabbath day when athletic teams on which they so much want to participate regularly schedule games on Sunday. I too know it seems trivial to many who are in need of just a few items on the Sabbath to quickly stop at a convenience store to make a Sunday purchase. But I also know that remembering to keep the Sabbath day holy is one of the most important commandments we can observe in preparing us to be the recipients of the whisperings of the Spirit."

    —H. David Burton, "A Season of Opportunity"
    Topics: Sabbath Day

  • "Not pursuing your “own pleasure” on the Sabbath requires self-discipline. You may have to deny yourself of something you might like. If you choose to delight yourself in the Lord, you will not permit yourself to treat it as any other day. Routine and recreational activities can be done some other time. ... Faith in God engenders a love for the Sabbath; faith in the Sabbath engenders a love for God. A sacred Sabbath truly is a delight."

    —Russell M. Nelson, "The Sabbath Is a Delight"
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  • "We simply hold fast to the word of God by worshipping and attending our Sabbath meetings."

    —Kevin S. Hamilton, "Continually Holding Fast"
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  • "We can receive inspiration for solutions to our problems during sacrament meeting."

    —Don R. Clarke, "Blessings of the Sacrament"
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  • "Let your family be filled with love as you honor the Sabbath all day long and experience its spiritual blessings throughout the week."

    —L. Tom Perry, "The Sabbath and the Sacrament"
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  • ""The wards and branches of the Church offer a weekly gathering of respite and renewal, a time and place to leave the world behind—the Sabbath. It is a day to “delight thyself in the Lord,” to experience the spiritual healing that comes with the sacrament, and to receive the renewed promise of His Spirit to be with us. ""

    —D. Todd Christofferson, "Why the Church"
    Topics: Sacrament, Sabbath Day

  • "Partaking of the sacrament each week breathes hope into the divinity within us, and we remember our Savior, Jesus Christ."

    —Rosemary M. Wixom, "Discovering the Divinity Within"
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  • "Honoring the Sabbath is a form of righteousness that will bless and strengthen families."

    —Quentin L. Cook, "Shipshape and Bristol Fashion: Be Temple Worthy—in Good Times and Bad Times"
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  • "The recent emphasis of making the Sabbath a delight is a direct result of inspiration from the Lord."

    —M. Russell Ballard, "God is at the Helm"
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  • "The Savior identified Himself as Lord of the Sabbath. It is His day!"

    —Russell M. Nelson, "Sabbath is a Delight"
    Topics: Sabbath Day