“Seek Ye Earnestly the Best Gifts”

Doctrine and Covenants 46:8

8 Wherefore, beware lest ye are deceived; and that ye may not be deceived seek ye earnestly the best gifts, always remembering for what they are given . . .

President Dallin H. Oaks said:

“Having lost her husband, my widowed mother was incomplete. How she prayed for what she needed to fulfill her responsibility to raise her three small children! She was seeking, she was worthy, and she was blessed! Her prayers were answered in many ways, including the receipt of spiritual gifts. She had many, but the ones that stand out in my memory are the gifts of faith, testimony, and wisdom. She was a mighty woman in Zion.”

(“Spiritual Gifts,” Ensign, Sept. 1986, 72.)