Too often we bask in our comfortable complacency and rationalize that the ravages of war, economic disaster, famine, and earthquake cannot happen here. Those who believe this are either not acquainted with the revelations of the Lord, or they do not believe them. Those who smugly think these calamities will not happen, that they somehow will be set aside because of the righteousness of the Saints, are deceived and will rue the day they harbored such a delusion. - Ezra Taft Benson

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Lord's Library

"We are admonished to "seek out of the best books words of wisdom." (D&C 88:118).  Surely these books must include the scriptures.  Alongside them must be the words of the President's of the Church. "His word ye shall receive, as if from mine own mouth" (D&C 21:5).  These books make up what has been referred to as "the Lord's library" -- namely the standard works and the various volumes that contain the words of the different Presidents of the Church.  Of the latter volumes, that which would be of greatest importance to you would be the words of the current President of the Church, for his words are directed to our day and our needs.    - Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p. 137-138