522 Only Seekers of the Truth Can Be Perfected by God
1 In terms of everyday matters, there are some which people view as very big and significant, and others that are viewed as minor trifles. People often view these big matters as being the very important ones, and they consider them to be sent by God. However, over the course of these big matters playing out, owing to the immature stature of man, and owing to man’s poor caliber, man is often not up to God’s intentions, cannot obtain any revelations, and cannot acquire any actual knowledge that is of value. So far as the small matters are concerned, these are simply overlooked by man, left to slip away little by little. Thus, they have lost many opportunities to be examined before God, to be tested by Him. Should you always overlook the people, things, and matters, and circumstances that God arranges for you, it means that every day, even every moment, you’re always renouncing God’s perfection of you, and God’s leadership.
2 Should you always overlook the people, things, and matters, and circumstances that God arranges for you, it means that every day, even every moment, you’re always renouncing God’s perfection of you, and God’s leadership. Whenever God arranges a circumstance for you, He is watching in secret, looking upon your heart, your thoughts and considerations, looking at how you think, how you will act. If you are a careless person—a person who has never been serious about God’s way, God’s word, or the truth—then you won’t be mindful, you won’t pay attention to that which God wants to complete, and that which God demands of you when He arranges circumstances for you. You also won’t know how the people, things, and matters that you encounter relate to the truth or God’s intentions.
3 After repeatedly facing trials, you don’t magnify God in your heart, and you don’t treat the circumstances God arranges for you as they are—as God’s trials or God’s tests. Rather you reject the opportunities that God bestows on you one after the other, and let them slip away time and time again. Is this not huge disobedience by man? When people reject the trials, the tests, that God sends them, when they shirk from them, there’s only one attitude that God has toward these people: God spurns this kind of person from the bottom of His heart. This is God’s final decision toward a person who has never walked in God’s way, who has never feared God and shunned evil.
Adapted from “How to Know God’s Disposition and the Result of His Work”
in The Word Appears in the Flesh