Have you ever gotten stuck somewhere in the scriptures wondering, “How does this apply to me?” We know that we ought to “liken” the scriptures unto ourselves (2 Ne.11:8), but this isn’t always easy to do. Thankfully there’s a new, one-of-a-kind resource that can help!
The website www.ScriptureStudyQuestions.com is an interactive E-Book entitled “5000+ Questions to Apply the Scriptures to Your Life.” And yes, there really are over 5000 questions!
The author, Liz Kazandzhy, has posed deep and meaningful study questions for nearly every verse from 1 Nephi to Alma 29. They aren’t factual questions that require vast knowledge to answer. Instead, they are open-ended, application-focused questions that require only the ability to ponder, a desire to learn from the Spirit, and the humility to change as you strive to more fully live the gospel.
Consider these examples of verses you might otherwise just skip over:
2 Nephi 1:1 – If you wanted to tell your children about “how great things the Lord had done for [you]” in your life, what things or experiences would you tell them about?
2 Nephi 15:5 – To destroy the vineyard, the Lord only needed to withhold His protective power from it. How does sinning “turn off” the power of God in our lives? How does repentance turn it back on?
Mosiah 2:3 – Prior to receiving the words of their prophet, the people offered sacrifices. What could you sacrifice (sins, bad habits, etc.) in order to be more receptive and worthy of the Holy Ghost in your life, especially during your church meetings?
The free version of the website gives you access to 276 study questions for the Book of Jacob. The full version, available for just $10, gives you access to all the questions, plus the ability to browse questions by topic. You can also search questions by keyword, and if you’re not sure what to study, just click the “Show Random Question” button to see a random passage and its corresponding questions. The website was designed to be as user-friendly as possible, both on computers and mobile devices.
Whether you’re looking to deepen your personal scripture study, encourage meaningful gospel discussions in your home, or enliven your lessons as a Sunday school teacher, this is an excellent resource! Now when you ask “How does this apply to me?” you can always find an answer… or 5000 of them!