375 Are You Truly Worthy to Be One of God’s People?
1 God detests the corruption of the whole human race, but He feels compassion for their weakness. He is also dealing with the old nature of the whole human race. As one of God’s people in China, are you not also a part of the human race? Among all His people, and among all His sons, that is, among the ones that He has chosen out of the whole human race, you belong to the lowest group. For this reason, God has expended the most energy on you, the greatest effort. Do you still not cherish the blessed life you enjoy today? Are you still hardening your hearts to rebel against God and set upon your own designs?
2 Were it not for God’s continuing pity and love, the whole of humanity would long ago have fallen captive to Satan and turned into “delectable morsels” in its mouth. Today, amidst all people, those who genuinely expend themselves for God and genuinely love Him are still rare enough to be counted on the fingers of one hand. Today, could the title of “God’s people” be your personal property? Has your conscience simply grown cold as ice? Are you truly worthy of becoming the people God requires? Think back on the past, and look again at today—which of you has satisfied God’s heart? Which of you has shown genuine solicitude for His intentions? Had God not prompted you, you would still not have awakened, but would have remained as if frozen, and again, as if in hibernation.
Adapted from The Word, Vol. 1. The Appearance and Work of God. God’s Words to the Entire Universe, Chapter 13