171 I Will Not Rest Until I Gain the Truth
I affirm that Christ is the truth, the way, and the life. I will not rest until I know God! If I cannot bear the suffering I should bear, I will never be worthy to be called human. If I cannot repay God’s love I will feel too ashamed to see Him.
1 The Word appearing in the flesh is God Himself. He is the practical God incarnate in the last days. Before time began, He predestined my birth in the last days. Through conquering and saving me, God has bestowed His life upon me. God has judged mankind’s sinful nature. He has laid bare mankind’s hideous and evil countenance of Satan. I am disgraced with nowhere to hide, I am utterly ashamed. I know that I am nothing but a handful of dirt. I have nothing left to boast about. I prostrate myself on the ground, my heart has been conquered.
2 God’s righteousness and holiness expose my disobedience, and I despise my own meanness and vileness even more. God’s very life is the truth. My heart thirsts for the truth, I will strive to make progress. Knowing God inspires me to pursue life. Living by His words is truly a great blessing. I have understood myself through God’s work. I have seen my deep corruption, that I am unworthy to serve Him. I am eager to obey, sacrifice, and silently love God. I feel satisfied that I can bear witness for Him.