What does "learning by faith" mean to you?

Learning for selfless reasons, coming to class prepared, and relying on Heavenly Father for help — just a few examples of what students like you believe about learning by faith.

In D&C 88:118, the Lord instructs us to “seek learning, even by study and also by faith.” We asked students what it means to them to learn by faith. Here are some of their responses:

 

 

Elder David A. Bednar’s talk, “Seek Learning by Faith” provides additional insight:

“A learner exercising agency by acting in accordance with correct principles opens his or her heart to the Holy Ghost and invites His teaching, testifying power, and confirming witness. Learning by faith requires spiritual, mental, and physical exertion and not just passive reception. It is in the sincerity and consistency of our faith-inspired action that we indicate to our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, our willingness to learn and receive instruction from the Holy Ghost. Thus, learning by faith involves the exercise of moral agency to act upon the assurance of things hoped for and invites the evidence of things not seen from the only true teacher, the Spirit of the Lord.”

According to Elder Bednar, learning is not just passively receiving, but actively, sincerely, and consistently seeking knowledge. How do you seek knowledge? What does learning by faith mean to you? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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