Lord’s Truths Are Hidden in the Scriptures From the Insincere
For His own reasons, the Lord provides answers to some questions, with pieces placed here and there throughout the scriptures. We are to find them; we are to earn them. In that way sacred things are hidden from the insincere. 1
The scriptures reveal much about the priesthood, but they are not a handbook with references all gathered together in one place. They are scattered through the scriptures and were revealed at different times and in different places. Revelation continues: consider the recent announcement on the Seventy. One must prospect through and dig into the scriptures like a miner searching for precious metal. Scattered here and there are nuggets, some pure, and some alloyed with other doctrines. Occasionally one strikes a rich vein which will yield all that you are willing to earn, for the scriptures do not explain nor interpret themselves. 2
- Elder Boyd K. Packer, “The Mystery of Life,” Ensign, Nov. 1983, p. 17.
- Elder Boyd K. Packer, “A Tribute to Women,” Ensign, July 1989, pp. 72-73.