Your mind has been on the things of the earth more than on the things of me, your Maker, and the ministry whereunto you have been called; and you have not given heed unto my Spirit. . . .
Wherefore, you are left to inquire for yourself at my hand, and ponder upon the things which you have received. – D&C 30:2-3
"To ponder is to meditate, to think, to feast and to treasure," Elder L. Lionel Kendrick of the Seventy explained at April 1993 general conference. "It is more than a mental method, it is a spiritual striving to obtain and to understand truth. We should follow the process taught by the Savior to the Nephites as He taught them sacred principles. He then instructed them to "Go ye unto your homes, and ponder upon the things which I have said, and ask of the Father, in my name, that ye may understand, and prepare your minds for the morrow.' " (3 Ne. 17:3.)