The Atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ is the heart and core and center of revealed religion.

Elder Bruce R. McConkie Christ and the Creation

Humility is that quality that permits us to be taught from on high through the Spirit or to be taught from sources whose origin was inspiration from the Lord, such as the scriptures and the comments of the prophets. Humility is the precious fertile soil of righteous character. In it the seeds of personal growth germinate. When cultivated through the exercise of faith, pruned by repentance, and fortified by obedience and good works, such seeds produce the cherished fruit of spiritual direction. Divine inspiration and power then result – inspiration to know the will of the Lord, power to provide the ability to accomplish that inspired will.

Elder Richard G. Scott
The Transforming Power of Faith and Character, General Conference, October, 2010

This sermon is packed with meaning for me and I have extensively underlined the printed copy I have used for personal study. Following are some of the things that struck me set forth in outline form:

Humility is that quality that permits us to be taught from on high:

  • through the Spirit or
  • to be taught from sources whose origin was inspiration from the Lord, such as the scriptures and the comments of the prophets.

    Humility is the precious fertile soil of righteous character. In it the seeds of personal growth germinate.

    When:

    • cultivated through the exercise of faith,
    • pruned by repentance, and
    • fortified by obedience and good works,

    such seeds produce the cherished fruit of spiritual direction.

    Divine inspiration and power then result:

    • inspiration to know the will of the Lord,
    • power to provide the ability to accomplish that inspired will.

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    1 Comment to “Humility Permits Us to be Taught from on High”

    1. francys says:

      Thank you! i’m giving a talk in two weeks and this is something I have been considering and praying about to speak on. I feel more inspired now!! Thank you!