Question Yourself – Psalms 27:1

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~Psalms 27:1 (The Old Testament)~

Context: These words in David’s psalm reveal a true source of bravery.

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Question Yourself: How does relying on the strength of the Lord help me become a braver person? Do I need particular help with one form of bravery (or several) over others? If so, what type/s?

Question Yourself – Jacob 6:5

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~Jacob 6:5 (The Book of Mormon)~

Context: The prophet Jacob invites us to come closer to God.

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, I beseech of you in words of soberness that ye would repent, and come with full purpose of heart, and cleave unto God as he cleaveth unto you. And while his arm of mercy is extended towards you in the light of the day, harden not your hearts.

Question Yourself: What does it really mean to come to God with full purpose of heart? Similarly, what does it mean to cleave unto God? How can I better grab hold of God’s extended arm of mercy in my daily life?

Question Yourself – Mosiah 5:13

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~Mosiah 5:13 (The Book of Mormon)~

Context: In a final address to his people, King Benjamin poses an excellent question.

For how knoweth a man the master whom he has not served, and who is a stranger unto him, and is far from the thoughts and intents of his heart?

Question Yourself: As a follower of Christ, how well do I know my master? How can I get to know him better? How can I make him more a part of the thoughts and intents of my heart? Do I let other masters compete for my attention?

Question Yourself – Psalms 25:4-5

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~Psalms 25:4-5 (The Old Testament)~

Context: These verses in David’s psalm encourage humility and patience.

Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths.

Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

Question Yourself: Am I more concerned about the Lord’s ways, paths, and truth than I am about my own? Am I eagerly searching for the Lord to teach me His truth and ways? Am I waiting in patience when He reveals His knowledge to me more slowly than I’d prefer?

Question Yourself – Proverbs 18:8

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~Proverbs 18:8 (The Old Testament)~

Context: This verse in Proverbs is spot on.

The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

Question Yourself: Do I sometimes gossip about or bad-mouth other people in their absence? Would the tales I tell of others – even if they aren’t meant to demean or hurt – be best left untold? What do the tales I tell of others tell those who listen (including myself) about me? How can I improve in this area today?

Question Yourself – Psalms 150:6

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~Psalms 150:6 (The Old Testament)~

Context: This final verse in Psalms nicely summarizes several psalms with the same message.

Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.

Question Yourself: Do I praise and show gratitude to the Lord sufficiently, especially considering my grumblings and list of I-really-wants? How can I make praising God as instinctual as breathing?

Question Yourself – D&C 19:38

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~Doctrine and Covenants 19:38~

Context: In this revelation given through the prophet Joseph Smith to Martin Harris, the Lord teaches an important principle.

Pray always, and I will pour out my Spirit upon you, and great shall be your blessing—yea, even more than if you should obtain treasures of earth and corruptibleness to the extent thereof. 

Question Yourself: Am I guilty of thinking material blessings – those involving “treasures of the earth” – are some of the greatest blessings the Lord can bestow on me? What are some of the non-material blessings the Lord might be referring to? Am I currently enjoying any of these blessings and recognizing them as such?

Question Yourself – D&C 11:24


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~Doctrine and Covenants 11:24~

Context: In this revelation given through the prophet Joseph Smith, the Lord provides an important piece of instruction.

Build upon my rock, which is my gospel

Question Yourself: How can I better build my life on the gospel? What kind of “buildings” have I erected on that gospel rock, and are any of them in need of a fresh coat of paint, significant repair, or even complete restoration/rebuilding? Am I asking the Lord to help me design and maintain these edifices? Are they pleasing to Him, and do they honor Him sufficiently?

Question Yourself – John 17:4

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~John 17:4 (The New Testament)~

Context: This brief glimpse into Christ’s Intercessory prayer to His Father offers much food for thought.

I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.

Question Yourself: How can Christ’s life goals and strong sense of purpose guide my own? What work has God given me to do, and how can I best glorify Him through that work?