Jesus “wrought out this perfect atonement through the shedding of his own blood” (D&C 76: 69).
The greatest Being who ever lived on this earth did the hardest thing ever done. And He did that difficult work alone, without anyone else to help Him. How could we, as a people, ever think ourselves able to earn or merit the benefits of that superhuman work? When it comes to our salvation, we please the Father most when we rely completely upon the merits of His Son, Jesus Christ, and Him only (2 Nephi 31: 19; Moroni 6: 4); when we regard every blessing that comes to us as a gift because of Christ’s atonement (Moroni 7: 24); when we acknowledge our unworthiness before God at all times (Alma 38: 14); and when we trust in our Savior for salvation, instead of trusting in ourselves (2 Nephi 4: 34).