134 What Have You Given God in Return
1. God has been among you, associating with you for several springs and falls, He has lived among you for a long time. Those heartfelt words of yours are constantly echoing in God’s ears; millions and millions of your aspirations have been laid upon God’s altar—they cannot even be counted. Yet as for your dedication and what you expend, there is not even a little bit. There is not even a little drop of your sincerity upon God’s altar. Where are the fruits of your belief in God?
2. You have received endless grace from God and you have seen endless mysteries from heaven, and God has even shown you the flames of heaven but He has not had the heart to burn you, and how much have you given to God in return? God has selflessly bestowed everything upon you, so that even though you suffer, you have gained from Him everything He has brought from heaven. But you have no dedication at all, and even if you have a tiny contribution, you settle up with God after that. Won’t your contribution amount to nothing? What you have given to God is nothing but a single grain of sand, but what you have asked for from God is a ton of gold. Aren’t you just being unreasonable? Aren’t you just being unreasonable?
from “Your Character Is So Lowly!” in The Word Appears in the Flesh