The Atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ is the heart and core and center of revealed religion.

Elder Bruce R. McConkie Christ and the Creation

What glorious gospel news is an understanding of this doctrine of grace, which persuades us to more fully center our faith and hope upon Jesus Christ. Through the grace of the Father, we will better know how to come unto the Son. (1 Ne. 15:14–15.)

Let us be submissive to the Father’s will, recognizing that His will is preeminent. How thankful we ought to be to submit to His will, because He and His Son will never do anything “save it be for the benefit of the world.” (2 Ne. 26:24.)

By seeking the intercession of the Lord more fully in our lives:

• We will “grow in grace and in the knowledge of the truth.” (D&C 50:40.)

• We will “teach … diligently and [His] grace shall attend [us].” (D&C 88:78.)

• For our labor, we will “receive the grace of God, that [we] might wax strong in the Spirit, … that [we] might teach with power and authority from God.” (Mosiah 18:26.)

• We will not “fall from grace.” (D&C 20:32.)

• We will “receive grace for grace” (D&C 93:20).

“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Heb. 4:16.)

I bear witness that if we will seek the grace of God, He will come to our aid and the aid of our loved ones in times of need. Let us obey the Lord in all things and offer to Him the ultimate sacrifice of “a broken heart and a contrite spirit.” (3 Ne. 9:20; see also 3 Ne. 12:19.)

Elder Gene R. Cook

Receiving Divine Assistance through the Grace of the Lord,” Ensign, May 1993, 79

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