The LDS Daily WOOL Archive - Vision


(4/27/97)
Solomon said, "Where there is no vision, the people perish" (Proverbs 29:18), and had it not been for revelation from our Father in heaven to the Prophet Joseph Smith, the entire world would be perishing in unbelief, and the correct form of worship would not be known in the earth, neither would there be the certain knowledge that God lives. — Elder Samuel O. Bennion, General Conference, October 1925

(4/28/97)
It was said of old that "where there is no vision, the people perish: . . ." (Prov. 29:18.) Vision of what? Vision concerning the things of God, and a stem and unbending adherence to divinely pronounced standards. There is evidence aplenty that young people will respond to the clear call of divine truth, but they are quick to detect and abandon that which has only a form of godliness but denies the power thereof, "teaching for doctrines the commandments of men." (Matt. 15:9; see Joseph Smith 2:19.) — Elder Gordon B. Hinckley, General Conference, October 1965

(4/29/97)
Long ago it was said, "Where there is no vision, the people perish." (Proverbs 29:18.) The contrary is likewise true—where there is vision the people live an abundant life, full of love, service, and achievement. — Franklin D. Richards, BYU Speeches, December 14, 1965

(4/30/97)
It has been scripturally recorded and long since accepted that "Where there is no vision, the people perish." (Proverbs 29:18.) But where there is vision, and it is disregarded, they perish also--and with greater condemnation. What good is vision, what good is all the experience of mankind, and all the word of God, and all the record of the ages, if knowing it all, we leave it out of our living lives? What this world needs is not merely more men who know the "answers," but also more men who have the good sense to practice what they know. — Mormon Tabernacle Choir Broadcast, October 1946

(5/1/97)
The enemies of faith know no God but force, no devotion but the use of force. They tutor men in treason; they feed upon the hunger of others. Whatever defies them, they torture, especially the truth. So we move forward, all the earth around, with clear vision and sound judgment and rededicate our homes and our families to high moral and spiritual values. — President Spencer W. Kimball, General Conference, April 1976

(5/2/97)
My dear brothers and sisters, let us learn to be always enlightened with the powerful understanding of the need for a constant change of heart, that the light and power of the Holy Ghost can penetrate us always to make us better fathers and mothers, husbands and wives, sons and daughters, more diligent workers--with a dream and a vision to touch the lives of all of our Heavenly Father's children and to bring about the final revolution to all the people of this world--a revolution under the leadership of the only leader of truth, without whom there will be no peace and no salvation, even the Lord, Jesus Christ. — Elder F. Enzio Busche, General Conference, October 1984

12/5/07
"What is a man without vision? What is a man without an object in life? He is like 'a painted ship upon a painted ocean.' A life, to be successful, must have directness of purpose, and one reason for the strength of this work and of this people is that God has blessed us with a mission, with a work. O, blessed be the man with a work and the people with a mission. When the Angel Moroni appeared to the prophet Joseph Smith he did not say, 'you may wear soft clothing, God is going to give you ease,' but he said: 'God has a work for you to do,' and in that work the Prophet Joseph Smith achieved greatness and the favor of God, and that is how we are becoming a great people, not by what we receive, but by what we give. For it is more blessed to give than to receive. Now the prophet of old said: Where there is no vision the people perish." - Charles A. Callis, "Conference Report," October 1919, Out-Doors Overflow Meeting, p.192

12/22/07
“I have thought during this day of the occasion when Jesus was led to the top of a high mountain, and the tempter told him to look out over the world, and promised him that he would give him the world, if he would but bow down and serve Satan. There is a beautiful lesson in that circumstance, I think, for all of us who would essay the business of teaching others. We need the power to lead men up to high eminences from which they may see the world, their own positions in it, and the destinies that await them if they order their lives aright. If anything is needed more that anything else now it is a voice issuing as from the top of a high mountain, lifting men's visions to the high level whence it comes, and revealing to them what there is in the world and what they may do in the exercise of their prerogatives and rights in accomplishing the world's work. And if we be what we have pretended so long we are, then we have that kind of voice. It behooves us only to learn to hear and understand it, and govern our walk and conduct by its teachings.” - Albert E. Bowen, Conference Report, April 1937, Afternoon Meeting, p.119


1/16/09
"What we term missionary work is not limited to personal effort. Nations are missionaries. Our mission today is to act. We must advance the cause of the restored gospel by our onward march to greater accomplishments. No one can measure the years to come. To be alive and increasing, to be young and awake, this is the order of the future. The heroes and divinities of the past have their own place. but we have our leaders today. There is perspective in prophecy. A prophet of old declared: 'Your young men shall see visions. Your sons and daughters shall prophecy.' Today it is superbly true. If there was ever a time that the world needs vision, it is today." - Levi Edgar Young, "Conference Report," October 1948, Afternoon Meeting, p.97


11/18/09
“I thought this morning, as we saw our beloved President stand before us, of the words of the ancient prophet, wherein he said: "Where there is no vision the people perish." And it seems to me that this scripture has been fulfilled in behalf of the Latter-day Saints to the utmost, because from the moment that the Father and Son appeared unto the boy Prophet, and that glorious vision burst upon his soul, the wonderful power of vision and heavenly manifestation has been constantly before this people.  The wonderful power of vision that the Prophet had in directing and establishing this work and in leading his people from place to place under such trying ordeals, surely must demonstrate to the world beyond all question of doubt as well as to this people, that he was indeed a mighty prophet.” - William L. Adamson, “Conference Report,” April 1923, Afternoon Session, p. 38


4/28/12
How do we, amidst the challenges of our lives, gain the vision necessary to do those things that will bring us closer to the Savior? Speaking of vision, the book of Proverbs teaches this truth: “Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18). If we are to prosper rather than perish, we must gain a vision of ourselves as the Savior sees us. - O. Vincent Haleck, "Have the Vision to Do," Ensign (CR) May 2012


5/7/12
Basically, we limit our vision to the events that happen in this life with the greatest emphasis placed on the present. Only when we fix our gaze on the heavenly things do we begin to understand the eternities. Only with the help of Christ can we fully overcome tragedy. It is necessary to develop our faith in Him as the Redeemer of the world. He taught us: “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33.) - Carlos H. Amado, "Overcoming Adversity," Ensign (CR) October 1989


5/16/14
It was said of old that "where there is no vision, the people perish: . . ." (Prov. 29:18.) Vision of what? Vision concerning the things of God, and a stern and unbending adherence to divinely pronounced standards. There is evidence aplenty that young people will respond to the clear call of divine truth, but they are quick to detect and abandon that which has only a form of godliness but denies the power thereof, "teaching for doctrines the commandments of men." (Matt. 15:9; see Joseph Smith 2:19.) - Gordon B. Hinckley, "Teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley," p.668


12/4/15
Hasten the work in the Temple, renew your exertions to forward all the work of the last days, and walk before the Lord in soberness and righteousness. Let the Elders and Saints do away with lightmindedness, and be sober. (Oct. 9, 1843.) - "Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith," selected and arranged by Joseph Fielding Smith, p.326


3/28/17
We experience hard things in our lives that can sometimes diminish our vision and faith to do the things we should. We become so busy that we often feel overwhelmed and unable to do any more. While each of us is different, I humbly submit that we must focus our vision on the Savior and His teachings. What did He see in Peter, James, and John and the other Apostles that prompted Him to act to invite them to follow Him? Like His vision of them, the Savior has a great vision of who we can become. It will take the same faith and courage the first Apostles had in order for us to refocus on the things that matter most in bringing lasting happiness and great joy. – O. Vincent Haleck, “Having the Vision to Do,” Ensign (CR) May 2012


 
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