For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:
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Clement Of Alexandria
that is, who wishes to become eternal and immortal. And He calls the Lord life, and the days good, that is holy.
For the eyes of the Lord, he says, are upon the righteous, and His ears on their prayers: he means the manifold inspection of the Holy Spirit. The face of the Lord is on them that do evil; that is, whether judgment, or vengeance, or manifestation.
But sanctify the Lord Christ, he says, in your hearts. For so you have in the Lord's prayer, Hallowed be Your name. Matthew 6:9
For Christ, he says, has once suffered for our sins, the just for the unjust, that he might present us to God; being put to death in the flesh, but quickened in the spirit. He says these things, reducing them to their faith. That is, He became alive in our spirits.
Coming, he says, He preached to those who were once unbelieving. They saw not His form, but they heard His voice.
When the long-suffering of God holds out. God is so good, as to work the result by the teaching of salvation.
By the resurrection, it is said, of Jesus Christ: that, namely, which is effected in us by faith.
Angels being subjected to Him, which are the first order; and principalities being subject, who are of the second order; and powers being also subject, which are said to belong to the third order.
Who shall give account, he says,