"There are hundreds of promises from the Lord in the Doctrine and Covenants that are so casually stated that unless one is alerted to them, they almost go unnoticed. I call these the `quiet promises.'. . . .
"Each of us needs a little individual attention and a personal experience ourselves with the Lord. It is in these quiet promises that we can substitute our own name for those given in the revelation."For example, the Lord said to Oliver Cowdery: `Seek not for riches, but for wisdom, and behold, the mysteries of God shall be unfolded unto you, and then shall you be made rich. Behold, he that hath eternal life is rich' (D&C 6:7.)
"Put your name in front of it and the promise is yours. And again, `Be faithful and diligent in keeping the commandments of God, and I will encircle thee in the arms of my love' (D&C 6:20.) Other such references are D&C 6:12; 11:12-14; 19:23; 38:41; 38:39-40; 39:7-10, 23; 112:110." - Robert J. Matthews, BYU dean of religious education in address at the CES symposium at BYU Aug. 16-18.