227 Gaining the Truth Through Faith in God Is Invaluable
1 I had believed in the Lord for a few years, running around, working hard and enthusiastically. I thought that I would be raptured to the kingdom of heaven to gain rewards and blessings. Through the judgment of God’s words, I saw how deeply corrupted I was. My suffering and efforts had been for the sake of gaining blessings; my motive had been to strike deals with God. Every day, I would sin and then confess, and would frequently lie and deceive God. Full of a satanic disposition, how could I be worthy of entering His kingdom? Having undergone God’s judgment, I’ve finally been jolted awake. I understand that gaining the truth and the life is of utmost importance in one’s faith. From now on, I’ll never again strive for the sake of my future and destination; I am determined to pursue the truth and live according to God’s words.
2 In my faith, I’ve undergone many hardships and difficulties, yet through every trial, God’s words have led me to the other side. Though I’ve suffered in the flesh, my satanic disposition has changed: I am no longer arrogant or rebellious, and have now submitted before God. Experiencing His work has led me to understand many truths. I’ve seen clearly that at the root of all of the world’s darkness is Satan’s dominion. The great red dragon persecutes God’s chosen people; it is an enemy of God. I deeply hate Satan, and I completely forsake the great red dragon. I’m happy to give up everything; I have made a firm resolution to follow Christ. If I can fulfill my duty and gain the truth, then this life will not be lived in vain.