Godhead - Part 2 of 4
It is important to understand that God calls the shots. It is the Father who directs the work of Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost. It is God’s plan everyone is following to get us back into his presence. Even Christ will not return again until the Father tells him it is time for his second coming. In all things the Father is in control. It is He who mapped out the whole history of the world, who would live when and where, and how far their influence would be felt. He knows us perfectly, and wholly. We are his children, and humanity is His family. We pray to him, and to him alone. Our desires are to be worthy to return to be with our Father once again.
The Law Giver
In 2 Nephi 2:5 Jacob is taught by his father that God made sure that men were sufficiently instructed between right and wrong that He will be able to judge them by the choices they make.
And men are instructed sufficiently that they know good from evil. And the law is given unto men. And by the law no flesh is justified; or, by the law men are cut off. Yea, by the temporal law they were cut off; and also, by the spiritual law they perish from that which is good, and become miserable forever.
As valuable and as necessary as the mercy of Christ is, we still need the strict standard of behavior required by the laws of God. The laws are hard to live up to, and we fail often. But through Christ we are able to rise to the occasion and eventually will be able to live God's laws perfectly (just not while we are in mortality). When that happens we will finally become like Him. This is the goal. This is our hope. This is our destiny. Our Father holds out the standard, and Christ, His perfect son helps us achieve that standard. Godhood is possible when we seek to become united with God and Christ as they are united with each other in their efforts to bring us home to live with our Father.