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Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Vol. V:
A Treatise on Nature and Grace.: Chapter 27

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Chapter 27.—Even Evils, Through God’s Mercy, are of Use.

He asserts that “no evil is the cause of anything good;” as if punishment, forsooth, were good, although thereby many have been reformed. There are, then, evils which are of use by the wondrous mercy of God. Did that man experience some good thing, when he said, “Thou didst hide Thy face from me, and I was troubled?” 1199 Certainly not; and yet this very trouble was to him in a certain manner a remedy against his pride. For he had said in his prosperity, “I shall never be moved;” 1200 and so was ascribing to himself what he was receiving from the Lord. “For what had he that he did not receive?” 1201 It had, therefore, become necessary to show him whence he had received, that he might receive in humility what he had lost in pride. Accordingly, he says, “In Thy good pleasure, O Lord, Thou didst add strength to my beauty.” 1202 In this abundance of mine I once used to say, “I shall not be moved;” whereas it all came from Thee, not from myself. Then at last Thou didst turn away Thy face from me, and I became troubled.


Footnotes

130:1199

Ps. xxx. 7.

130:1200

Ps. xxx. 8.

130:1201

1 Cor. iv. 7.

130:1202

Ps. xxx. 7.


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