In his April 2017 general conference address, President Thomas S. Monson counseled members to read the Book of Mormon each day. But there is more to this latest counsel from our prophet that we sometimes overlook.
Elder Robert D. Hales has taught, “The greatest blessings of general conference come to us after the conference is over. Remember the pattern recorded frequently in scripture: we gather to hear the words of the Lord, and we return to our homes to live them.” This counsel is especially important in regard to the teachings of the living prophet, who is the president of the church.
In his Saturday morning address of the April 2017 session of general conference, President Thomas S. Monson declared, “If you are not reading the Book of Mormon each day, please do so.” Towards the end of his talk, he echoed this same plea, encouraging us not only to read but also to “prayerfully study and ponder the Book of Mormon each day.” Praying, reading, studying, pondering—each one can be seen as an essential ingredient needed to truly “feast upon the words of Christ” (2 Nephi 32:3).