Sunday, April 7, 2013
3 Nephi 14-15
(May 31, 2010)
I read in an Ensign article a long time ago a quote that stuck with me. If I may paraphrase it (because I don’t have the exact quote in front of me), we generally hope that on the day of our final judgment we will find the Lord in a particularly merciful mood. The reality is, however, that the Law will be completely fulfilled, and Mercy cannot rob Justice. The Plan of Salvation opens the path of Mercy for us, but we must still choose to walk it.
That is what these chapters reminded me of. The Lord did not equivocate as to what our responsibilities were. We must enter in at the gate and endure to the end, or we will not have Eternal Life.