While reading in the Book of Mormon yesterday, I came across something Jacob said while expounding on Zenos’ allegory.
“[After] ye have been nourished by the good word of God all the day long, will ye bring forth evil fruit . . . ?” (Jacob 6:7)
This statement/question posed by Jacob caused me to reflect on the role the scriptures could play in our lives.
It is not any wonder that I seemed to be at a different spiritual level on my mission; that I seemed to have more good works than I do now. While I was not literally immersed in the scriptures throughout each day, I certainly spent more time in them than I am now.
I am left to wonder what sorts of things I could accomplish spiritually as a Christian if my job and other temporal things didn’t take up so much of my time.