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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Quotes From Elder Richard G. Scott 1928 - 2015

It's always sad to see an Apostle pass on. I always knew that Elder Richard G. Scott related to the single people of the church because he's been single for a long time. It's reassuring to know that he's rejoined his beloved wife after all this time. 

Now we will have 3 new Apostles ordained in just a couple of weeks - 
General Conference October 3 - 4.

Here are some great Elder Richard G. Scott quotes:
"A pebble held close to the eye appears to be a gigantic obstacle. Cast on the ground, it is seen in perspective. Likewise, problems or trials in our lives need to be viewed in the perspective of scriptural doctrine. Otherwise they can easily overtake our vision, absorb our energy, and deprive us of the joy and beauty the Lord intends us to receive here on earth."
--Richard G. Scott
 “[Heavenly Father] loves us beyond our capacity to understand. He knows what is best for us. He sees the end from the beginning. He wants us to act to gain needed experience: When He answers yes, it is to give us confidence. When He answers no, it is to prevent error. When He withholds an answer, it is to have us grow through faith in Him.”
 --Richard G. Scott 
 Safeguard your children by arming them morning and night with the power of family prayer. Don’t yield to Satan’s lie that you don’t have time to study the scriptures. Feasting on the word of God each day is more important than sleep, school, work, television shows, video games, or social media.
 --Elder Richard G. Scott - 2014 General Conference Talk 
Adversity is a part of life. We will all have it because we need it for growth and for the forging of our righteous character. I have learned that the Lord has a consummate capacity to judge our intent. He is concerned about what we are becoming by the choices we make. He has an individual plan for each of us. 
--Elder Richard G. Scott
Rather than asking: Why me? Why now? What have I done to cause or deserve this? Ask instead: What next? What am I to do? What am I to learn from this experience? What am I to change? Whom am I to help? How can I remember my many blessings in times of trial? “When you pray with real conviction, ‘Please let me know Thy will’ and ‘May Thy will be done,’ you are in the strongest position to receive the maximum help from your loving [Heavenly] Father.” 
--Richard G. Scott

"You are here on earth for a divine purpose. It is not to be endlessly entertained or to be constantly in full pursuit of pleasure. You are here to be tried, to prove yourself so that you can receive the addition blessings God has for you." 
~ Richard G. Scott, "Finding Joy in Life." April, 1996 General Conference.
Part of that testing here is to have so many seemingly interesting things to do that we can forget the main purposes for being here. Satan works very hard so that the essential things won’t happen... The Lord has told us that we are here to be tried—to be proven, to see whether we will be valiant and be obedient to His teachings... Be wise and don’t let good things crowd out those that are essential.” 
--Richard G. Scott,

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