Thursday, April 28, 2016

Rejoicing in God's Instruction

Blessed are you, O Lᴏʀᴅ;
    teach me your statutes!
With my lips I declare
    all the rules of your mouth.
I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies,
    As much as in all riches.  (Ps 119:12-14)

You are gentle and loving, and worthy to be praised by all.  For this reason I beg to learn from You what can make me righteous.  Whatever I learn from Your goodness I shall teach to the ignorant.… The possession of Your testimonies is more satisfying to me than every kind of wealth.

Theodoret of Cyrus, Commentary of the Psalms 119.8-9

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