721 God Experiences Humanity’s Hardships
1 When the waters swallow men whole, I save them from the stagnant waters and give them a chance to have life anew. When men lose their confidence to live, I pull them up from the brink of death, granting them the courage to live, that they take Me as the foundation of their existence. When men disobey Me, I cause them to know Me in their disobedience. In light of humanity’s old nature and in light of My mercy, rather than putting humans to death, I allow them to repent and make a fresh start. When men suffer famine, I wrest them from death so long as they have one breath left, preventing them from falling prey to Satan’s trickery.
2 How many times have people seen My hands; how many times have they seen My kind countenance, seen My smiling face; and how many times have they seen My majesty, seen My wrath. Though humanity has never known Me, I do not seize upon their weakness to make unnecessary trouble. Experiencing humanity’s hardships, I thus sympathize with man’s weakness. It is only in response to men’s disobedience, their ingratitude, that I mete out chastisements in varying degrees.
Adapted from “Chapter 14” of God’s Words to the Entire Universe
in The Word Appears in the Flesh