585 What Have You Dedicated to God?
1 Abraham offered up Isaac. What have you offered up? Job offered up everything. What have you offered up? So many people have given their lives, laid down their heads, shed their blood in order to seek the true way. Have you paid that price? By comparison, you are not at all qualified to enjoy such great grace. Don’t see yourselves too highly. You have nothing to brag about. Such great salvation, such great grace is given to you freely. You have sacrificed nothing, but have just enjoyed the grace freely. Don’t you feel ashamed?
2 Is this true way something that you yourselves found through seeking? Wasn’t it the Holy Spirit that forced you to accept it? You never had a heart of seeking and you particularly did not have hearts of seeking the truth, of longing for the truth. You’ve just been sitting back and enjoying it, and you have gained this truth with no effort on your part. What right do you have to complain? Do you think that you are of the greatest worth? Compared to those who sacrificed their lives and spilled their blood, what do you have to complain about? Aside from obeying and following, you have no other choices. You simply are not worthy!
Adapted from “The Significance of Saving the Descendants of Moab”
in The Word Appears in the Flesh