905 Man Grows Under the Protection of God

1 God does much more besides guaranteeing people’s safety, guaranteeing that they will not be devoured by Satan. Everything God does, all that He painstakingly arranges for man, is immaculate. All that God does for every individual is beyond doubt; He leads everyone by the hand, looks after you with every passing moment and has never once left your side. As people grow up in this kind of environment and with this kind of background, they in fact grow up in the palm of God’s hand. God always protects mankind. The great thought and care that God puts into everything He does is beyond question.

2 Every individual has encountered many dangerous situations and faced many temptations. This is because Satan is standing beside you, its eyes constantly fixed on you. When disaster strikes you, Satan revels in this; when calamities befall you, when nothing goes right for you, when you become entangled in Satan’s web, Satan takes great enjoyment from these things. As for God, He is protecting you with each passing moment, steering you away from one misfortune after another and from one disaster after another. This is why God says that everything man has—peace and joy, blessings and personal safety—is all under God’s control; He guides and decides the fate of every individual.

3 God does not speak idly, and neither does He flaunt His elevated position or flippantly deceive people. Instead He honestly and silently does the things He Himself needs to do. These things bring blessings, peace and joy to man. In God’s family people live before God and accept God’s salvation with the proper reasoning and thinking. There is no deceit in God, no falsity. God is faithful, and He is true in everything He does. He is the only One that people can count on; He is the God to whom people can entrust their lives and everything they have.

Adapted from “God Himself, the Unique VI” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

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