938 You Should Accept God’s Scrutiny in All Things
1 Those who are capable of putting the truth into practice can accept God’s scrutiny in their actions. When you accept God’s scrutiny, your heart is set right. If you only ever do things for others to see and do not accept God’s scrutiny, do you have God in your heart? People like this are without a God-fearing heart. Don’t always do things for your own sake, don’t always consider your own interests, and don’t consider your own status, face or reputation. You must first consider the interests of God’s house and make that your first priority; you should be considerate of God’s will, reflect on whether or not you are thinking of the work of God’s house and on whether or not you have performed your duty well.
2 When you are always considering the work of God’s house in your heart and thinking of the life entry of your brothers and sisters, then you will be able to perform your duty well. Only when your caliber is poor, your experience is shallow, or you are not well versed with your tasks, then there may be some mistakes or deficiencies in your work, and the results may not be very good, but you have applied all your strength. When you are not considering your own interests in the things you do, but are instead at all times considering the work of God’s house, thinking of the interests of God’s house and performing your duty well, you will then be accumulating good deeds before God. Those who have these good deeds are those who possess the reality of the truth, and thus they have testimony.
Adapted from “You Can Obtain Truth
After Turning Your True Heart Over to God”
in Records of Christ’s Talks