Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Can any of us ever really be perfect?

In the sermon on the mount, the savior taught us to "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." (Mathew 5:48). But can any of us ever really be perfect? We all make mistakes and fall short but on the other hand, would God give us a commandment without providing us a way to accomplish it? Luckily he has provided a way.

Moroni 10:32 reads "Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can in nowise deny the power of God." Although none of us are perfect, the Savior is. We rely on his perfection and grace and make us clean and able to return to live with our Father in Heaven.


  1. Since we must be without sin in order to live with God, we are in need of being freed from those sins which we have committed. This can only be accomplished through repentance. The Atonement of Christ makes such repentance possible, enabling us to obtain forgiveness for our sins.

  2. When we realize that we truly cannot be perfect with the grace of our Savior, it helps us to be humble and to be so grateful for Jesus Christ and what he has done for us.


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