Yesterday, in church, there were 4 people that were asked to give their favorite Book of Mormon scripture. I enjoyed hearing their favorites; they were so different than mine. Here you go:
Cynthia Carlson: Alma 32:27
But behold, if ye will awake and arouse your faculties, even to an experiment upon my words, and exercise a particle of faith, yea, even if ye can no more than a desire to believe, let this desire work in you, even until ye believe in a manner that ye can give place for a portion of my words.
She said that she liked that you just must want it, to try; just a particle of faith - you don't have to start out with perfection.
Clemincia Ludwig: Mosiah 18:9
9 Yea, and are willing to mourn with those that mourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places that ye may be in, even until death, that ye may be redeemed of God, and be numbered with those of the first resurrection, that ye may have eternal life—
This is the Young Women theme. She was baptised when she was 15 - this scripture is still very special to her. She also said that she has always been with non-member people, so she had to stand as a witness of God.
Eloise Wayment: Helaman 5:9
9 O remember, remember, my sons, the words which king Benjamin spake unto his people; yea, remember that there is no other way nor means whereby man can be saved, only through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ, who shall come; yea, remember that he cometh to redeem the world.
She likes the part where it says there is no other way; only through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ.
Zachary Cole! Alma 41:10
10 Do not suppose, because it has been spoken concerning restoration, that ye shall be restored from sin to happiness. Behold, I say unto you, wickedness never was happiness.
This was one of my seminary scripture mastery scriptures. I am sure you have heard all my thoughts many times about wickedness never was happiness. Zak learned the lesson well.
Bro Stiemle 1 Nephi 16:29 The scripture references the Liahona and in particular the spindles, how they work "according to the faith and diligence"...we can have the power over our destiny, it is up to us, our faith and diligence. Then he said how isn't it great that so long ago Heavenly Father was texting Lehi. ha ha
29 And there was also written upon them a new writing, which was plain to be read, which did give us understanding concerning the ways of the Lord; and it was written and changed from time to time, according to the faith and diligence which we gave unto it. And thus we see that by small means the Lord can bring about great things.
Tonight I read a new favorite:
2 Nephi 5: 27
27 And it came to pass that we lived after the manner of happiness.
I just liked the thought. We can live in happiness; no matter what our circumstances. At the time Nephi wrote this, they were living in tents.