275 He Who Truly Yearns for God Will Not Be Abandoned by God
If man can truly set aside his extravagant desires and return to God, then he still has the chance of salvation; if man has a heart that truly yearns for God, then he will not be abandoned by God. Man fails to gain God not because God has emotion, or because God is unwilling to be gained by man, but because man does not want to gain God, and because man does not urgently seek God. How could one of those who truly seek God be cursed by God? How could one of sound sense and sensitive conscience be cursed by God? How could one who truly worships and serves God be consumed by the fires of His wrath? How could one who is happy to obey God be kicked out of God’s house? How could one who could not love God enough live in God’s punishment? How could someone who is happy to forsake everything for God be left with nothing? If man has a heart that truly yearns for God, then he will not be abandoned by God.
from “To Have an Unchanged Disposition Is to Be in Enmity to God” in The Word Appears in the Flesh