"If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun." - Katharine Hepburn
Question #28750 posted on 09/15/2006 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Have any prophets or apostles given any recommendations on how long we should study the scriptures each day?

A: Dear Scripture Reader,

President Howard W. Hunter had much to say about this topic in his fantastic talk, Reading the Scriptures (found in the November 1979 Ensign). Quoth he, "Not only should we study each day, but there should be a regular time set aside when we can concentrate without interference."

He goes on, "It would be ideal if an hour could be spent each day; but if that much cannot be had, a half hour on a regular basis would result in substantial accomplishment. A quarter of an hour is little time, but it is surprising how much enlightenment and knowledge can be acquired in a subject so meaningful. The important thing is to allow nothing else to ever interfere with our study."

I hope that helped you out, friend! May your future scripture reading be amazingly profitable. :0)

-Lexi Khan