598 People Just Don’t Practice God’s Words
1 God has finished saying all the words He had to say, but people have not kept up at all, and have fallen too far behind; they have been unable to stay close with every step, and unable to follow closely the Lamb’s footsteps. What they should abide by, they have not abided by; what they should have practiced, they have not put into practice; what they should have prayed for, they have not prayed for; what they should have set aside, they have not set aside. They have not done any of these things. Therefore, this talk of attending the banquet is empty and has no real meaning at all; it is in their imagination. It can be said that so far, people have simply not discharged their duty. Everything has depended on God’s doing and saying things Himself, whereas people’s function has truly been far too small. They are all useless trash who do not know how to coordinate with God.
2 God has spoken hundreds upon thousands of words, yet people have not put any of them into practice—from forsaking the flesh, discarding notions, practicing obedience to God in all things, while at the same time developing discernment and gaining insight, not giving people a place in their hearts, eliminating the idols in their hearts, rebelling against their wrong intentions, not acting out of emotion, doing things fairly without bias, thinking more about God’s interests and their influence on others when they speak, doing more things that benefit God’s work, keeping in mind the benefiting of God’s house in all that they do, not letting their emotions determine their behavior, discarding what pleases their own flesh, eliminating selfish old conceptions, and so on. People have not put any of them into practice.
3 Of all that God has said about what He requires of people, they actually do understand a few things, but they are simply not willing to put them into practice. What else can God do and how else can He move them? How can sons of rebellion in the eyes of God still have the nerve to pick up His words to admire them? How do they have the nerve to eat God’s food? Where is humanity’s conscience? They have not even fulfilled the bare minimum of the duties they should have fulfilled, so it is pointless to talk about doing their utmost. They are living in a pipe dream, are they not? There can be no talk of reality without practice. This is a fact that is as plain as day!
Adapted from “Focus More on Reality” in The Word Appears in the Flesh