Friday, February 26, 2016

A Voice from the Past - John Chrysostom

And again it is no gain to us, if all men approve, and the Lord be offended; neither is there any danger, though all shun and hate us, if with God we have acceptance and love. For that which is verily grace, and verily peace, cometh of God, since he who finds grace in God's sight, though he suffer ten thousand horrors, feareth no one; I say not only, no man, but not even the devil himself; but he that hath offended God suspects all men, though he seem to be in security.

John Chrysostom, 347-407 AD, Homilies on First Corinthians, Homily I, [3], (translated by Rev. Talbot W. Chambers, Nicene and Post -Nicene Fathers, Philip Schaff, Hendrickson Publishers, 2012, First Series,  Vol.12, p. 4)

How can we avoid caring more about what people think than what God thinks? Why is it important to accomplish this?

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