93 It Is Most Meaningful to Suffer for Practicing the Truth
1. At its core, your goal is to let God’s word take effect within you. In other words, it is to have a true understanding of God’s word in your practice of it. Perhaps your ability to receive God’s word is poor, but when you practice the word of God, He can supplement the flaw of your poor ability to receive, so not only must you know many truths, but you must also practice them. This is the greatest focus that cannot be ignored.
2. Jesus also suffered much in His thirty-three and a half years because He practiced the truth. It was because He practiced the truth, because He practiced the truth and carried out the will of God that He suffered a lot. Suffering He would not have undergone had He known the truth without practicing it. If Jesus had followed the teachings of the Pharisees and the Jews, then He would not have suffered, then He would not have suffered. You can learn from Jesus’ practice that the effectiveness of God’s work on man comes from his cooperation, and this is something you must recognize. Would Jesus have suffered as He did on the cross if He had not practiced the truth? Could He have prayed such a sorrowful prayer if He had not acted in accordance with God’s will? This means then that this is the kind of suffering a person should endure. This is the kind of suffering a person should endure. This is the kind of suffering a person should endure.
from “Practice the Truth Once You Understand It” in The Word Appears in the Flesh