In pursuing life, you must pay attention to two things: first, understanding the truth within God’s word; second, understanding yourself within God’s word. These two things are most fundamental. There is no life or truth outside of God’s word. If you do not seek the truth within God’s word, where, then, can you go to seek it? Where is there truth in the world? Where is there any truth to speak of in the books of the world? The most important parts of understanding the truth in God’s word are understanding God within His word, understanding human life within His word, understanding all aspects of the truth within His word, truly understanding of oneself, and discovering the meaning of humanity existence within God’s word…. All truth is within God’s word. You cannot enter into the truth unless it is done through the word of God. The main outcome you must reach is to know what it is to have a real understanding of God’s word. With a real understanding of God’s word, you can then understand the truth: This is the most fundamental thing.
Adapted from “Only by Pursuing the Truth Can You Obtain Changes in Your Disposition” in Records of Christ’s Talks