187 I Want to Repay God’s Love
1 For years I have drifted around the world, my corruption growing deeper. Thanks to God’s uttering of truths that saved me, I’ve returned to His family. Through God’s judgment and chastisement, I have seen my true colors; so terribly corrupted by Satan, I have not one shred of human likeness. While living by Satan’s philosophies and laws, I strived for fame and fortune. I was arrogant, self-righteous, and constantly lying and cheating, yet still thought highly of myself. Had God’s judgment not come upon me, I don’t know how far I would have sunk. I fall before God, grateful for His salvation of the last days.
2 Through God’s judgment, I’ve seen His righteousness and holiness. I prostrate myself before Him, happily accepting His judgment and chastisement; only by understanding the truth and knowing myself do I realize how deeply corrupted people are. With such an arrogant, conceited, selfish, and deceitful disposition, how am I worthy of bearing witness and serving God? No matter how many trials and hardships I must endure, I will seek to be perfected by God. God’s judgment has purified me, and now I can live out a true human likeness. I know Christ is the truth, the way, and the life; I will steadfastly follow God to the end. The grace of God’s salvation is vast, and I will give my life to repaying His love.