683 One Cannot Come to Know God by Enjoying His Grace

Intro

Man is able to suffer for God

and he has come this far because of God’s love,

because of His salvation and judgment

and the work of chastisement in man.

Verse 1

If you are without the judgment of God,

without the chastisement and trials from Him,

if God has not made you suffer,

then you won’t be able to truly love Him.

The greater God’s work in man,

and the greater that man is suffering,

the more it shows how meaningful God’s work is,

the more that man’s heart can truly love God.

Chorus

Man’s love of God is built on two things:

the refinement and judgment of God.

If you only enjoy the grace of God,

with a peaceful life or worldly blessings,

then your faith has not been a success,

and you have not gained God.

Verse 2

Now man sees with just God’s mercy, grace and love,

he can never truly know himself,

he’ll never be able to understand

or grasp the essence of mankind.

Only through refinement and judgment of God,

only during the process of refinement,

can man know about his shortcomings

and the fact that he has nothing.

Chorus

Man’s love of God is built on two things:

the refinement and judgment of God.

If you only enjoy the grace of God,

with a peaceful life or worldly blessings,

then your faith has not been a success,

and you have not gained God.

Bridge

God has done one stage of the work of grace,

has already bestowed blessings on man.

But man cannot be made perfect

with grace, love, and mercy alone.

Verse 3

Man encounters some of God’s love in life.

He sees the love and mercy of God.

Yet, having experienced this for a time,

he sees it’s not able to make man perfect.

Grace and love can’t reveal or resolve corruption.

And it won’t make perfect man’s love and faith.

God’s grace was the work of just one stage;

man can’t rely on the grace of God to know God.

Chorus

Man’s love of God is built on two things:

the refinement and judgment of God.

If you only enjoy the grace of God,

with a peaceful life or worldly blessings,

then your faith has not been a success,

and you have not gained God.

Adapted from “Only by Experiencing Painful Trials Can You Know the Loveliness of God” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

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