733 You Ought to Seek to Be Approved by God
1 For the sake of your fate, you ought to seek to be approved by God. Since you acknowledge that you are numbered among the house of God, you ought to bring peace of mind to God and satisfy Him in all things. You must be principled in your actions and conform to the truth in them. You ought to know that God likes an honest man. God has the substance of faithfulness, and so His word can always be trusted. Furthermore, His actions are faultless and unquestionable. This is why God likes those who are absolutely honest with Him.
2 Every man, in the course of living his life of faith in God, has resisted and deceived God at some points. Some misdeeds need not be recorded as an offense, but some are unforgivable; for there are many deeds that transgress against the administrative decrees, that is to say, offend against the disposition of God. I exhort you to get a better understanding of the content of the administrative decrees, and make an effort to know the disposition of God. Otherwise, you will find it difficult to keep your lips sealed and your tongues from wagging too freely with high-sounding talk, and you will unwittingly offend against the disposition of God and fall into the darkness, losing the presence of the Holy Spirit and the light.
3 As you are unprincipled in your actions, doing or saying that which you should not, you shall receive a fitting retribution. You should know that, although you are unprincipled in word and deed, God is very principled in both. The reason you receive retribution is because you have offended God, not a man. If, in your life, you commit many offenses against the disposition of God, then you are bound to become a child of hell. If you are an honest person and one who acts according to principle, then you can be a confidant of God. If in your actions you do not offend against the disposition of God, and you seek the will of God and have a heart of reverence for God, then your faith is up to the standard.
Adapted from “Three Admonitions” in The Word Appears in the Flesh