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ANF05. Fathers of the Third Century: Hippolytus, Cyprian, Caius, Novatian, Appendix
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10. That we must trust in God only, and in Him we must glory.

In Jeremiah: “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the strong man glory in his strength, nor let the rich man glory in his riches; but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understands and knows that I am the Lord, who do mercy, and judgment, and righteousness upon the earth, because in them is my pleasure, saith the Lord.”42324232    Jer. ix. 23, 24. Of the same thing in the fifty-fourth Psalm: “In the Lord have I hoped; I will not fear what man can do unto me.”42334233    Ps. lvi. 11. Also in the same place:  “To none but God alone is my soul subjected.”42344234    Ps. lxii. 1. Also in the cxviith Psalm: “I will not fear what man can do unto me; the Lord is my helper.”42354235    Ps. cxviii. 6. Also in the same place:  “It is good to trust in the Lord rather than to trust in man; it is good to hope in the Lord rather than to hope in princes.”42364236    Ps. cxviii. 8. Of this same thing in Daniel: “But Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered and said to king Nebuchadnezzar, O king, there is no need to answer thee concerning this word. For God, whom we serve, is able to deliver us from the furnace of burning fire; and He will deliver us from thine hand, O king. And if not, be it known unto thee that we serve not thy gods, and we adore not the golden image which thou hast set up.”42374237    Dan. iii. 16–18. Likewise in Jeremiah:  “Cursed is the man who hath hope in man; and blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and his hope shall be in God.”42384238    Jer. xvii. 5–7.  Concerning this same thing in Deuteronomy: “Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve.”42394239    Deut. vi. 13.  Of this same thing to the Romans: “And they worshipped and served the creature, forsaking the Creator. Wherefore also God gave them up to ignominious passions.”42404240    Rom. i. 25, 26. Of this thing also in John: “Greater is He who is in you than he who is in this world.”42414241    1 John iv. 4.


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