969 God’s Essence Is Selfless

Verse 1

There is something in God’s essence

that’s too easy to overlook,

possessed only by God,

and by no human being,

no matter how good or how great,

nor by the God of their imagination.

It is God’s selflessness.


Chorus

Man’s selflessness is for himself;

God’s selflessness is His essence.

Because of God’s selflessness,

He will always provide for man.


Verse 2

You might think that you are selfless

since you don’t haggle with your children,

or you might think that you’re selfless

when it comes to your parents.

But man is too selfish

to be able to see God’s selflessness

among people, all things, and His work.


Chorus

Man’s selflessness is for himself;

God’s selflessness is His essence.

Because of God’s selflessness,

He will always provide for man.


Verse 3

Man lives in a material world.

You may follow God, but you never see

how God provides for, loves, and cares for you.

You see your blood relatives

who love you or dote on you.

You care about the things and people you love.

And you call this selflessness.


Bridge

Such selfless people are not concerned about

the God that gives them life.

In contrast to that of God’s, man’s selflessness

is selfish and despicable.

The selflessness man believes in is empty,

unrealistic, and impure.

It is incompatible and unrelated to God.


Chorus

Man’s selflessness is for himself;

God’s selflessness is His essence.

Because of God’s selflessness,

He will always provide for man.


Verse 4

You might not fully grasp this,

and just nod in approval.

But try to know God’s heart

and you will learn

among all that’s in the world,

only God’s selflessness is real.

Only God’s love is pure and unconditional.


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For anyone but God, selflessness is false,

with a purpose and a tradeoff, unable to stand a test.

It is filthy, worthy of contempt.


Adapted from “God’s Work, God’s Disposition, and God Himself I” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

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