“Line upon Line: Moroni 10:3–5,” New Era, Sept. 2004, 9
The pattern Moroni gives us shows up again and again in the scriptures.
Remember and ponder.
Lehi, Nephi, and Joseph Smith all read, pondered, and asked before they knew the truth.
The next time you read the scriptures, look for this pattern, and apply it in your life to strengthen or gain your testimony of the Book of Mormon.
Moroni asks us to remember how merciful the Lord has been. You can read about God’s mercy to His children throughout the scriptures. Here are a few verses to get you started:
You can also remember times in your own life when the Lord has been merciful to you and record them in your journal.
To ponder=to think about, consider, or reflect on something for a time
To exhort=to make an urgent appeal; to use reasoning to encourage good works
See 1 Ne. 10:17–19.
See D&C 93:24.
“Do you want to know the truth of the holy scriptures? Do you wish to break the barriers that separate mortals from the knowledge of eternal verities? Do you wish to know—really know—the truth? Then follow Moroni’s counsel and you will surely find what you seek.
“Be sincere. Study. Ponder. Pray sincerely, having faith.
“If you do these things, you too will be able to stand with the millions who testify that God once again speaks to man on earth.”
—Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, “Pure Testimony,” Ensign, Nov. 2000, 23.
Editor’s note: This page is not meant to be a comprehensive explanation of the selected scripture verses, only a starting point for your own study.