Friday, July 17, 2009

Family Home Evening Lesson #31: YOUNG WOMEN VALUES--INTEGRITY

1. Opening Prayer

2. Sing "True to the Faith" Hymns pg. 254

3. Read Job 27:5 God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.

4. Read and discuss the following from "Young Women Personal Progress"

I will have the moral courage to make my actions consistent with my knowledge of right and wrong.

Then read and discuss the following from David A. Bednar:

You and I must strive to become people of integrity and to be honest with God, honest with ourselves, and honest with other people. Integrity and honesty with God result from knowing and understanding who He is and our relationship to and kinship with Him as our Eternal Father.

Integrity and honesty with ourselves result from knowing and understanding who we are as sons and daughters of God. And integrity and honesty with other people result from knowing and understanding they are sons and daughters of the Eternal Father and are our brothers and sisters. All unprincipled and dishonest thoughts and actions are a betrayal of God, a betrayal of self, and a betrayal of other people.

Becoming people of integrity and honesty does not occur quickly or all at once, nor is it merely a matter of greater personal discipline. It is a change of disposition, a change of heart. And this gradual change of heart is one that the Lord accomplishes within us, through the power of His Spirit, in a line-upon-line fashion. For example, in Philip. 2:12, Paul encourages the Saints to “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” But how are we to do that? Note the answer that follows in verse 13: “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.” That is, we give ourselves to the Lord and choose to be changed. He is working on us and in us.

Remember that becoming people of integrity and honesty is not simply a matter of more personal determination, more grit, and more willpower; rather, it is accomplished through the enabling power of the Atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ.

5. Closing Prayer

Additional Resources: Personal Integrity (Ensign, May 1990)
Be Honest (New Era, Oct. 2005)
Honesty (For the Strength of Youth)

1 comment:

Robb said...

Thanks for posting these. Since Kimberly is in the YW, we've decided to do these mini-lessons every week so that I can learn more about the YW program.