Doctrine and Covenants 18:10–16
𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝙻𝚘𝚛𝚍 𝚛𝚎𝚓𝚘𝚒𝚌𝚎𝚜 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝚠𝚎 𝚛𝚎𝚙𝚎𝚗𝚝 (𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚗 𝚝𝚘𝚠𝚊𝚛𝚍 𝙷𝚒𝚖 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚛𝚞𝚕𝚢 𝚌𝚑𝚊𝚗𝚐𝚎 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚋𝚎𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚛).
Although we often associate repentance with guilt, remorse, and sometimes shame, when we see repentance for what it truly is, we discover it’s about joy.
Notice how often the words repent and repentance are used throughout Doctrine and Covenants 18 and 19, and ponder what you learn from these words each time they are used. Consider especially Doctrine and Covenants 18:10–16; how do these verses affect how you feel about repentance—your own repentance and the duty to invite others to repent?
“Repentance is not the backup plan; it is the plan,” said Elder Andersen. “Since our premortal experience, the Lord has known that we would need to repent.”