Romans 11:33-36

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor? Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Do Good

Romans 2:10

The good servant receives the bread of his labor with confidence. The lazy servant can't look his employer in the face. It is essential, therefore, that we be quick to practice good works, for of Him are all things. He warns us, "Behold, the Lord cometh, and His reward is before His face, to ren¬der to every man according to his work." He urges us, therefore, to attend to our work with a whole heart so that we won't be lazy in any good work.

Let our boasting and our confidence be in Him. Let us submit ourselves to His will. Let us consid¬er the whole multitude of His angels, how they always stand ready to serve His will. For the Scripture says, "Ten thousand times ten thousand stood around Him, and thousands of thousands ministered unto Him, and cried, 'Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of Sabaoth; the whole creation is full of His glory.'"

Let us, therefore, gather togeth¬er in harmony and cry to Him earnestly as with one mouth, so that we can share in His great and glorious promises. For the Scripture says, "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which He hath prepared for them that wait for Him."
—Clement of Rome

Readings taken from Day by Day with the Early Church Fathers


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