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Young Men Lesson 48: Maintaining Righteous Standards

Discussion Questions
  • What does it mean to live “in the world” but not be “part of” the world?
  • What Church standards are becoming more distinct from the world’s declining standards?
  • What blessings have I experienced from living the Lord’s standards in the For the Strength of Youth pamphlet?

We Will Not Yield, We Cannot Yield

With each of you, I gratefully sustain God’s will for His people. Thank you, President Monson, for the purity of your heart.

When young Joseph Smith told the truth about his sacred experience in the grove, he was persecuted and mistreated. The adversary used ridicule as a weapon against him. “I was an obscure boy, … yet men of high standing would take notice sufficient to excite the public mind against me, and create a bitter persecution.”1

Joseph grew in patience, temperance, and faith, notwithstanding the presence of enemies on every front. In Joseph’s own words: “Evil and designing men have combined to destroy the innocent, … yet the glorious Gospel in its fullness is spreading.”2 “No unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing.”3

Even today there are those who misunderstand our doctrine and challenge the unchanging values by which we are invited to live.

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