Friday, February 19, 2016

Endurance Is Found in God Alone

Continuing my posts of patristic texts coinciding with this Sunday’s Psalm study.

Cast your burden on the Lᴏʀᴅ,
    and he will sustain you;
he will never permit
    the righteous to be moved.  (Ps 55:22)

In this way the divine David described also what had befallen him, and after exposing the schemes against the Lord he offers advice to all people, urging them to have hope in God.  He is saying:
Not only will He glorify you here below, but at the resurrection he will accord you the vision of God.  Hence, take God as pilot and guide, and rest your affairs on that providence.  This is the way you will remain unmoved and unconfused.
Even if He should ever allow them to encounter temptation, yet He will render prompt assistance.  Now, this is really in accord with the apostolic statement, “God is faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation He will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” [1 Co 10:13]

Theodoret of Cyrus

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