Understanding the Scriptures
|Offences (v. 1)||Actions that cause people to stumble or sin|
|Millstone (v. 2)||Large round stone used to grind grain|
|Sup (v. 8)||Eat|
|Gird (v. 8)||Prepare (refers to tying up one’s long robes around the waist to get ready to work)|
|Noe (vv. 26, 27)||Noah|
|Thither (v. 37)||There|
Luke 17:11–19—Only One of the Ten Healed Lepers Showed Gratitude to Jesus
President Spencer W. Kimball wrote: “Ingratitude is a distressing sin which kindles the Lord’s anger. (See D&C 59:21.) … When the Savior healed the ten lepers and only one thanked him, he pointed out the nine ingrates as a lesson to all when he said, ‘Were there not ten cleansed?’ (Luke 17:17.) Adults as well as youth are often guilty, being disobedient and unthankful to their Heavenly Father who gives them all. Many fail to show their gratitude through service, through family prayers, through the payment of their tithes, and in numerous other ways God has a right to expect” (The Miracle of Forgiveness, 58–59).
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity B and one of the other two activities (A or C) as you study Luke 17.
Compare a Similar Scripture
Re-read the story of the healing of the ten lepers in Luke 17:11–19.
What blessing came to all ten lepers? (see v. 14).
What additional blessing came to the leper who expressed gratitude? (see v. 19).
What do you think is significant about the difference between being healed and being whole?
The leper who gave thanks was a Samaritan. With what you know about Samaritans, why do you think that is an important part of the story?
The Second Coming
Read Luke 17:22–33 and think about what the world will be like at the Second Coming and what the people will be doing then. Write down the most important advice you feel is given in those verses and tell why you think people today need that advice.
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