Sunday, January 26, 2014

Ezekiel 36:31

"Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations."
Ezekiel 36:31

This, interestingly, is in the last days... *after* God has given us new hearts and spirits, and saved us from our uncleanness.  At that point, we should be all good, right?  And I think that we will be.  Perhaps though, when we are clean, we will see more clearly our past corruption, and regret the evil choices that we have made.  Also, this particular remembering could possibly be about remembering our premortal selves.
I think that it might be impossible for anyone (save Christ) to not loathe themselves a little after being restored to our former memories.  What we hoped to accomplish in this life compared to the choices that we actually made ... that whole comparison is bound to contain some at least temporary disappointment.
In general, I don't think that beating ourselves up for past mistakes is healthy.  Instead, we should move on, and become better.  However, to a degree, remembering helps us to avoid the fate of Lot's wife.  Hopefully, we will never go back to being a person that we loathe.  We will go on to become someone that we can stand being.  ... Let's try to be that person now, and save our future selves a little bit of trouble. :)

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