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NBA player Allen Iverson is known for his skills on the basketball court but he is also famously known for complaining about practice. In a news conference after his coach had publicly criticized him for missing practices Iverson went on a rant complaining about how he was the franchise player and his coach shouldn't complain about him missing practice because it wasn't a game. "We're talking about practice man, we're not even talking about the game, when it actually matters, we're talking about practice." It's clear that despite practice being what got Iverson to where he was, in the NBA, he didn't feel it was important any more. He felt as if he'd already accomplished what he needed to with practice and that it wasn't that big of a deal anymore.
This can often become our thought too as we look upon our studies of the scriptures. Often times as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints we have a belief and testimony in the scriptures and in the Church. We believe in God and Jesus Christ and we know, through past scripture reading, that they and the things they teach are true. But sadly a lot of us at times have the attitude that Iverson did. "Scripture study?!!! We're talking about scripture study man, we're not even talking about church, when it actually matters, we're talking about scripture study!" This is a horrible attitude to have!
Whether we, or Iverson, realize it or not We Need Practice! We all need more studies of the scriptures because we need to be constantly increasing our knowledge of them and growing our testimonies in the gospel, and this can only be accomplished through the study of Gods words to us. Scripture study isn't a thing of the past. It is a thing of today and of the future. And as we continue to strengthen that knowledge and testimony in God and in Christ he will give us the insight to become superstars!! Don't let these skills, knowledge, and testimony, slip. Practice!! and read your scriptures!!!
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