No matter how common, normal, humble, or even diminished God’s incarnated flesh is, his mind and his attitude toward mankind cannot be possessed or imitated by any man. He observes mankind always in the position of divinity and in the height of the Creator, and looks at mankind with God’s substance and God’s mind, and he will never look at mankind in the height of an ordinary man or in the position of a corrupt man.
God regards man as his dear one, and also God wants man to regard him as the dearest. Only thus can God truly gain man and can man truly love and worship God.
To man, the “truth” is an indispensable thing in his life and is something man cannot leave at any time, and it can be said to be the greatest thing. Although your eyes cannot see it and your hands cannot touch it, its importance to you cannot be neglected, and it is the only thing that can bring rest to your heart.
The short reunion made men who saw the Lord Jesus feel as if a generation had passed. Their heart was comforted which felt lost, perplexed, confused, uneasy, and worried, was full of yearning, and was numb. Men no longer doubted and was no longer disappointed, because they felt that they had hopes and reliance, and that the Son of man standing before them was their permanent support and eternal strong tower and refuge.
Xiaozhen was a simple, kind-hearted Christian. She treated all her friends with a sincere heart. However, faced with interests, her good old friends turned into enemies. After the tragic encounter, Xiaozhen was forced to abandon her sincere heart and the principle of conducting herself. She betrayed her conscience and soul and associated with the evil world. … Day by day, she became more and more fallen. Trampled by this evil world, she was badly hurt. Just when she came to a dead end and sank into utter despair, the sincere calling of Almighty God finally awakened her heart and spirit….
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These “daily vicissitudes” and the ways they unfold, or the patterns by which they play out, are constant reminders to humanity that nothing happens at random, that these things’ ramifications, and their inevitability, cannot be shifted by human will. Every happening conveys an admonition from the Creator to mankind, and it also sends the message that human beings cannot control their own fates; at the same time every event is a rebuttal to humanity’s wild, futile ambition and desire to take its fate into its own hands.
The births of people of all stripes are determined by the fates the Creator has in store for them; their births determine their fates in the present life as well as the roles they will play and the missions they will fulfill. All this is subject to the Creator’s sovereignty, predestined by Him; no one can escape their predestined lot, no one can change the circumstances of their birth, and no one can choose their own fate.
The series of attacks were the sufferings Job underwent when he was first tempted. In the attacks, satan only aimed at Job’s possessions and his sons and daughters and did not do harm to Job himself, as commanded by God. But Job instantly turned from a rich man of great wealth into a man with nothing. No one can bear such a blow like a thunderbolt or face it properly. Job, however, showed his transcendence. The scripture describes it this way: Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down on the ground, and worshipped. This was Job’s first reaction when he heard that all his possessions and his sons and daughters were lost. First of all, he did not show any surprise or panic, much less any anger or hatred. It can be seen that he was sure within that all the calamities were not accidental or from man’s hand, much less were they retribution or punishment coming upon him, but rather, it was that Jehovah’s trial came upon him, and that Jehovah wanted to take away his property and his sons and daughters. Job at that time was very quiet in his heart and was very sober-minded, and his perfect and upright humanity caused him to make a right judgment and decision rationally and naturally on the calamities he encountered. So, he acted extraordinarily calm: He arose, rent his mantle, shaved his head, and fell down on the ground and worshipped.
The Integrity Job Held Fast Made Satan Ashamed and Disgraced and Flee in Panic
The word “the LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD” was the testimony Job bore for God. It was this common word that made satan frightened and ashamed and disgraced and flee in panic, and even more caused satan to be at its wits’ end. It was also this word of Job that made satan feel the wonderfulness and power of Jehovah God’s deeds, also made satan see the transcendent charm of a man who had God’s way rule in his heart, and even more made satan see the powerful life force that a small man displayed for the sake of holding fast the way of “fearing God and shunning evil.”