On "Lord your eyes are toward faith," up to, "I will go to the strong and I will speak to them.
LORD, HE SAYS, your eyes are toward faith.1. As the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,2. for from unrighteous things he turns them, so the eyes of the Lord are toward faith, for he turns them away from unbelief. Thus it has been well stated, by one who understands, what he says in the prayer: Lord, your eyes are toward faith.
(2) Here then it is written: Lord, your eyes are toward faith. But since, if someone of understanding hears a wise saying, he will praise it and add to it,3. let us see how much there is to make from the statement: Lord, your eyes are toward faith. Paul says, But now these three remain, faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.4. As eyes of the Lord are toward faith, eyes of the Lord are toward hope, eyes of the Lord are toward love. But since he is the spirit of power and of love and of self-control,5. just as eyes of the Lord are toward love, so eyes of the Lord are toward power, so it is that eyes of the Lord are toward self-control6. . . . eyes of the Lord are on righteousness,7. so it is that eyes of the____________________
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Publication information: Book title: Homilies on Jeremiah:Homily on 1 Kings 28. Contributors: John Clark Smith - Translator, Origen - Author. Publisher: Catholic University of America Press. Place of publication: Washington, DC. Publication year: 1998. Page number: 62.
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