“Education,” Education (2020)
“The Lord revealed, ‘The glory of God is intelligence, or, in other words, light and truth’ (Doctrine and Covenants 93:36). All truth comes from Heavenly Father and is designed for the good of His children. God wants us to educate our minds, improve our skills, and perfect our abilities so we can be a better influence for good in the world; provide for ourselves, our family, and those in need; and build God’s kingdom (see Doctrine and Covenants 88:78–80).
“All truth, whether religious or secular, is included in God’s plan for our salvation and happiness. … The Lord has given each of us gifts and encourages us to improve upon them and seek other gifts (see 1 Corinthians 12:31; Doctrine and Covenants 46:8, 11). He has also instructed us to ‘seek learning, even by study and also by faith’ (Doctrine and Covenants 88:118). Church leaders encourage members to engage in efforts to increase literacy, learning, and skills training” (Gospel Topics, “Education,” topics.ChurchofJesusChrist.org).