What is your favorite scripture story? Is it Daniel in the lions’ den? Is it Nephi going back to Jerusalem to get the brass plates? Maybe you have lots of favorite stories. If you wanted to read one of those stories, could you find it in your scriptures?
When do you read your scriptures? Do you read them at night before you go to sleep? Do you read them in the morning with your family before school or play?
Do your parents tell you scripture stories? Maybe you read the scriptures in your Primary class. Do you ever carry your scriptures to church and home again without opening them? Carrying the scriptures can make our arms strong, but reading them every day will make our spirits and minds strong.
The more we read our scriptures, the more we will come to know and love the teachings and stories that are there. If we each have our own copy of the scriptures, we can carefully underline a scripture or part of a story to help us find it again. Sometimes when we are reading, we find a scripture that speaks peace to our hearts or gives us great courage. Those are good scriptures to underline. When you read in 1 Nephi 3:7 that Nephi said, “I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded,” doesn’t it make you feel that you can be strong, too?
The most important way to read the scriptures is with a prayer in our hearts that Heavenly Father will help us understand them. Moroni has promised us that we can know the scriptures are true through the power of the Holy Ghost (see Moro. 10:4–5).
(Sydney Reynolds, “Sharing Time: Getting into the Scriptures”, Friend, Feb. 1998, 36)