Pleasure and pain, happiness and suffering, are elements of creaturely experience appointed by God.
But in virtue of his creaturely position, man's personality cannot be an end to itself.
All creaturely causes derive their efficiency directly and continually from the First Cause.
But how shall I be able to break this creaturely will which is in me, and is at enmity with the Divine Will?
The Memra proceeds from God, and retains the creaturely relation to God.
It is a creaturely, not self-asserting strength; it is not godlike, but consists in dependence on God.
His perfection is to be sought in creaturely subjection and free conformity to the Divine purpose.