understand that he ordered these privations when it is said, "And God divided the light and the darkness," 48. so that even these privations are not without their order, since God rules and governs all things. Thus when we sing, the moments of silence at certain and measured intervals, although they are privations of sounds, still are well ordered by those who know how to sing and they contribute something to the sweetness of the whole melody. So too, shadows in a painting highlight certain things and are pleasing, not by their form, but by their order. For God does not make our vices, but he still orders them when he puts sinners in that place and forces them to suffer what they deserve. This is what it means for the sheep to be placed on the right and the goats on the left. 49. Hence, God makes some things and orders them, but other things he only orders. He both makes and orders the just, but he does not make sinners insofar as they are sinners, but only orders them when he places the ones at his right and the others at his left, and the fact that he bids them to go into the eternal fire pertains to the ordering of their merits. Thus he both makes and orders the very forms and natures, but he does not make, but only orders, the privations of forms and the defects of natures. Thus he said, "Let there be light, and the light was made." 50. He did not say, "Let there be darkness, and darkness was made." One of these he made; the other he did not make. But he ordered both of them, when God divided the light and the darkness. Thus, since he is their maker, individual things are beautiful, and since he orders them, all things are beautiful.
26. "And God called the light day and he called the darkness night." 51. Light is the name of something just as is day, and darkness and night are each names. Did Scripture have____________________