This scripture verse teaches of God’s marvelous creations and his eternal mercy and kindness. As Elder Ashton reminds us, “Everything He does is for our benefit.”
As you read this list of the Father’s character attributes, ponder how you have felt God’s love for you personally.
30 And were it possible that man could number the particles of the earth, yea, millions of earths like this, it would not be a beginning to the number of thy creations; and thy curtains are stretched out still; and yet thou art there, and thy bosom is there; and also thou art just; thou art merciful and kind forever;
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Heavenly Father is always there for us.
To become like the Father, we must develop His character traits. Heavenly Father’s perfections and attributes include the following:
The Father is “Endless and Eternal.”
He is perfectly just, merciful, kind, long-suffering, and wants only what is best for us.
Heavenly Father is love.
He keeps His covenants.
He does not change.
He cannot lie.
The Father is no respecter of persons.
He knows all things—past, present, and future—from the beginning.
Heavenly Father is more intelligent than us all.
The Father has all power and does all that He takes into His heart to do.
Brothers and sisters, we can trust in and rely upon the Father. Because He has an eternal perspective, Heavenly Father can see things we cannot. His joy, work, and glory are to bring to pass our immortality and exaltation. Everything He does is for our benefit. He “wants [our] eternal happiness even more than [we] do.” And He “would not require [us] to experience a moment more of difficulty than is absolutely needed for [our] benefit or for that of those [we] love.” As a result, He focuses on helping us to progress, not on judging and condemning us.
Brother Brian K. Ashton
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