6 Wherefore, redemption cometh in and through the Holy Messiah; for he is full of grace and truth.
In describing the redemptive power of the Savior in this passage, Lehi paired two attributes: grace and truth. Jesus is also described in these terms in the Bible (John 1:14), in the Doctrine and Covenants (D&C 66:12, D&C 93:11), and in the Pearl of Great Price (Moses 1:6, 32; Moses 5:7; Moses 6:52; Moses 7:11).
- Grace means divine assistance. It is the power God gives us through the Atonement of Jesus Christ to help us accomplish God’s work in spite of our mortal limitations. (See Bible Dictionary, “Grace.”)
- Truth is a correct understanding of things past, present, and future. It is a correct perception of things as they actually are, not as we wish them to be. (See D&C 93:24.)
But there is a law given, and a punishment affixed, and a repentance granted; which repentance, mercy claimeth; otherwise, justice claimeth the creature and executeth the law, and the law inflicteth the punishment; if not so, the works of justice would be destroyed, and God would cease to be God….
What, do ye suppose that mercy can rob justice? I say unto you, Nay; not one whit. If so, God would cease to be God (Alma 42:22, 25).
Today I will remember those twin attributes of Jesus Christ. I will remember that He can save us and empower us to accomplish the work we are called to do. I will also remember His perfect adherence to truth. As I have the opportunity to serve others, I will strive to emulate these twin attributes by striving to perceive accurately the circumstances of those I serve and by applying true principles in my service.