487 One Cannot Pursue Life Without God’s Word
In pursuing life, you must pay attention to two things: first, understanding the truth within God’s words; second, understanding yourself within God’s words. These two things are most fundamental. There is no life or truth outside of God’s words. If you do not seek the truth within God’s words, where, then, can you go to seek it? Where is there truth in the world? There is not one iota of truth in all of the world’s books! The most important parts of understanding the truth in God’s words are understanding God within His words, understanding human life within His words, understanding all aspects of the truth within His words, and truly coming to know oneself and discovering the meaning of human existence within God’s words…. All truth is within God’s words. You cannot enter into the truth unless it is done through the words of God. The main outcome you must attain is to know what it is to possess understanding and knowledge of God’s words. With a real understanding of God’s words, you can then understand the truth. This is the most fundamental thing.
Adapted from “Only by Pursuing the Truth Can One Achieve a Change in Disposition” in The Discourses of Christ of the Last Days