640 You Are Too Rebellious
1 You are too rebellious, your resistance is too grave, you look down on Me too much, you are too cold to Me, love Me too little, and hate Me too much. You disdain My work and despise My actions too much. Where is your submission? Where is your character? Where is your love? When have you demonstrated the element of love in you? When have you taken My work seriously?
2 Did you ever realize what you are doing today—namely, rampaging through the world, scheming against each other, deceiving each other, behaving treacherously, secretively and shamelessly, not knowing the truth, being crooked and deceitful, practicing flattery, considering yourselves as always right and better than others, being arrogant, and acting savagely like wild animals in mountains and rough like the king of the beasts—is this the likeness of a human being? You are rude and unreasonable. You have never regarded My word as treasure, but instead you have adopted a contemptuous attitude.
3 This way, where would achievement, a true human life, and beautiful hopes come from? Will your extravagant imagination really rescue you from the tiger’s mouth? Will it really rescue you from the burning fire? Would you have fallen to this point if you had really regarded My work as priceless treasure? Could it be that your fate truly cannot be changed? Are you willing to die with such regret?
Adapted from “The Essence and Identity of Man”
in The Word Appears in the Flesh