Lessons in Pondering the Scriptures
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“Lessons in Pondering the Scriptures,” Ensign, Jan. 2009, 15

Lessons in Pondering the Scriptures

Elder David A. Bednar

“The Prophet Joseph Smith provided an important guideline about pondering and reflecting upon the scriptures. He taught: ‘I have a key by which I understand the scriptures. I enquire, what was the question which drew out the answer, or caused Jesus to utter the parable?’ (History of the Church, 5:261). Thus, striving to understand the question that preceded a particular revelation, parable, or episode can assist us in obtaining a deeper understanding of the scriptures” (“Because We Have Them before Our Eyes,” New Era, Apr. 2006, 6).