Humans don’t know how to enjoy
their destined blessings in God’s hands,
for they can’t tell suffering from blessing.
So they’re not true in their quest for God.
If tomorrow doesn’t happen,
which of you, standing before God,
would be white as the driven snow,
like pure jade with no single spot?
Surely your love for God can’t be
exchanged by a delicious meal
or be exchanged by classy clothes
or a high office with handsome pay?
Can it be swapped for others’ love
or abandoned because of trials?
Surely tribulation won’t cause
complaints against the plans of God?
No man has truly understood
the sword that is inside God’s mouth.
He knows only surface meaning,
the inner meaning he can’t figure out.
If human beings truly saw
the true sharpness of God’s sword,
they would go scurrying like rats,
going right back into their holes.
Too numb to know the truth of God’s words,
they have no clue the strength of them,
how much their corruption is judged,
or how much their nature’s revealed.
Based on half-baked ideas on God’s words,
most have an attitude that is lukewarm.
Adapted from “Chapter 15” of God’s Words to the Entire Universe in The Word Appears in the Flesh