16 Behold, my soul delighteth in the things of the Lord; and my heart pondereth continually upon the things which I have seen and heard.
What does it mean to “delight” in the things of the Lord? It means to enjoy them, to savor them. When Nephi learned the meaning of the tree from his father’s dream, his immediate reaction was to exclaim that the love of God is “the most desirable above all things.” And the angel added that it is “the most joyous to the soul.”
If the gospel of Jesus Christ and the love of our Father in Heaven can give us more joy than anything else, then we ought to delight in them. We ought to “treasure these things up in [our] hearts and let the solemnities of eternity rest upon [our] minds.” (D&C 43:34). We ought to study God’s word, pray, and ponder, not merely because it is our duty, but because we find happiness in experiencing God’s love and in learning from Him.
Today, I will follow the example of Nephi and delight in the things of God.