Understanding the Scriptures
|Vehement (v. 11)||Earnest desire|
Studying the Scriptures
Do the following activity as you study 2 Corinthians 7.
Give Your Advice
Study 2 Corinthians 7:8–11 and the quote from President Ezra Taft Benson in the preceding introduction. Imagine working for the New Era magazine and being asked to write a column that answers teenagers’ questions. Write the advice you would give about repentance if the following three statements were submitted to you:
Okay, I got caught shoplifting, but everybody does it. It’s no big deal and easy to repent of, right?
I talked to the bishop. I just told him what I did, and now everything is okay.
I don’t have to tell the bishop. If I just pray about it, that will be enough to repent.