121 You Do Not Have a True Heart of Loving God
1. You believe that you have already given up enough for God; you believe that your love for Him is already enough, yet why do your words and actions always carry with them rebellion and deceit? You follow God, yet do not acknowledge His word. Is this considered love? You follow God, yet then cast Him aside. Is this considered love? You follow God, yet are mistrustful of Him. Is this considered love? You follow God, yet cannot accept His existence. Is this considered love? You follow God, yet do not treat Him as befits who He is and make things difficult for Him at every turn. Is this considered love?
2. You follow God, yet treat Him as a fool and deceive Him in every matter. You oppose Him in all respects and all things. Is this all considered love? Is this all considered love? You have sacrificed much, this is true, yet you have never practiced what God asks of you. Can this be considered love? Careful reckoning shows that there is not the slightest hint of love for God within you. After these many years of work and so many words He has supplied, how much have you actually received? Does this not merit a careful look back?
from “Many Are Called, but Few Are Chosen” in The Word Appears in the Flesh