1. God has been in the world for many years, but who knows Him? It’s no wonder that God chastises man. It seems as if man were the very object for God to exercise His authority on. It seems as if man were the bullet in the gun of God, and when God fired His gun, they all “fled.” All this is nothing but man’s imagination. God always respects man; He never slaughters or trades man wantonly as a slave. God can’t leave man, and man can’t leave God either, so man and God become “sworn friends for life or death.”
2. God has always been loving man. Though man never loves God, man always looks to Him. So, God keeps exerting effort on man. He loves man as the apple of His eye. Man is the “capital” for God’s management on earth, so He will by no means eliminate man. At no time will God’s will toward man change. Can man really trust in God’s oath? What should man do to satisfy God? This is the lesson for all, and the “homework” God assigns to man. God hopes that all men will do it carefully.
from “The Thirty-Fifth Utterance” of God’s Utterances to the Entire Universe in The Word Appears in the Flesh