119 How Should You Treat Your Own Words and Actions
1. Do you believe God’s words? Do you believe in retribution? Do you believe that God will punish all those evil ones who deceive and betray Him? Do you hope for that day to come sooner or for it to come later? Are you someone who is very afraid of punishment, or someone who would rather resist God even if they have to endure punishment? When that day arrives, can you imagine whether you will be living amidst cheers and laughter, or weeping and gnashing your teeth?
2. What kind of ending do you hope you will have? Have you ever seriously considered whether you believe in God one hundred percent or doubt God one hundred percent, believe in God one hundred percent or doubt God one hundred percent? Have you ever carefully considered what kind of consequences and ending your actions and behavior will bring upon you? Do you really hope that all God’s words will be fulfilled one by one, or are you very afraid that God’s words will be fulfilled one by one?
3. If you hope that God departs soon in order to fulfill His words, then how should you treat your own words and actions? If you do not hope for His departure and do not hope for His words to all be fulfilled immediately, then why do you believe in God at all? Do you truly know why you are following God? If it is just to widen your horizons, then you don’t need to suffer such grievances. If it is so you can be blessed and evade the future disaster, then why are you not concerned about your own conduct? Why don’t you ask yourself whether you can satisfy God’s requirements, whether you can satisfy God’s requirements? Why don’t you also ask yourself whether you are qualified to receive God’s future blessings, whether you are qualified to receive God’s future blessings?
from “A Very Serious Problem: Betrayal (2)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh