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Elder Walter F. Gonzalez

Quorums of the Seventy

      "Our task both in South America and everywhere continues to be seeking for the principles found in the scriptures and the teachings of the prophets and writing them 'not with ink; but with the Spirit of the living God; not in the tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart."

Maintaining the gospel in human hearts is an ongoing task that requires time. Knowledge alone is not enough. Members must take time to apply the principles in their lives.

"Like scholarship, discipleship also requires time. Sometimes we recognize that a principle is true, but we don't change our priorities to make time to live the principle. In so doing, we miss valuable opportunities to develop a change of heart as we are taught by the Holy Ghost."

A number of things can hinder good intentions of devoting time to learning and living gospel principles.

"For example, the abundance of information about any specific subject which comes from various media can be overwhelming. Such an abundance of information cause some to be 'ever learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.' "

"Each of us can evaluate ourselves, determine which things are preventing us from taking time to live a gospel principle, then repent and make the necessary adjustments so that we can have time to apply that gospel principle in our lives. If we do so, the Lord has promised that we'll have an increased understanding of his truths as Enos did."

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