254 Success or Failure Depends on Man’s Own Pursuit
Accompaniment: Since you were created, so you should obey the Lord that created you, and should adhere to your duty.
1. As a creature of God, man should seek to perform the duty of a creature of God, and seek to love God without making other choices, for God is worthy of man’s love. You should not seek any personal benefits or that which you personally long for. If what you seek is the truth, what you put into practice is the truth, and what you attain is a change in your disposition, then the path that you tread is the right one.
2. If what you seek is the blessings of the flesh, and what you put into practice is the truth of your own conceptions, and if there is no change in your disposition, and you are not at all obedient to God in the flesh, and you still live in vagueness, then what you seek will surely take you to hell, for the path that you walk is the path of failure. Whether you will be made perfect or eliminated depends on your own pursuit, which is also to say that “success or failure depends on the path that man walks.”
from “Success or Failure Depends on the Path That Man Walks” in The Word Appears in the Flesh