Sunday, November 29, 2015

D&C 88:32-33 -- On Accepting God's Gift

"And they who remain shall also be quickened; nevertheless, they shall return again to their own place, to enjoy that which they are willing to receive, because they were not willing to enjoy that which they might have received.
For what doth it profit a man if a gift is bestowed upon him, and he receive not the gift? Behold, he rejoices not in that which is given unto him, neither rejoices in him who is the giver of the gift."
Doctrine and Covenants 88:32-33


This is talking about the judgment, and the people who "remain" are the people who are left over after everyone else goes to a kingdom of glory.  It's interesting to me how it doesn't say anything mean about these people, or condemn them as evil, or say anything about them at all, except in a sad sort of a way, that they weren't willing to accept God's gift.
Today, Let's look to him, and learn about him.  Let's do the experiment and see if our lives are better when we are keeping his commandments and discussing things with him or when we aren't.  The proof is there, all around us, if we are willing to look, and consider, and try.
I pray sincerely that we will all learn and grow and be willing to build a relationship with God, and accept what God has to offer us, even when it takes some effort, and some humility, and some change.

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