"For the word of the Lord is truth, and whatsoever is truth is light..."
March 17, 2008

The Desires of our Heart

…how can a few brief years spent here, born to trouble as we are, have a significant impact on [our] eternal existence?…This life, Lehi tells us, is only a probation, only a test (1 Nephi 10:21; 2 Nephi 2:21; Alma 34:32).  A test, to be searching and definitive, need last only a few seconds…The test for this life is not for knowledge; it is not for intelligence, or for courage, or for anything like that…As Alma said, we are only to be tested on one thing — the desires of our heart (Alma 43:3); that is what we are really after. (Hugh Nibley, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Vol. 9, Ch. 10, p. 300)