2 Chronicles 15:2

And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The LORD is with you, while you are with him; and if you seek him, he will be found of you; but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.
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Cyprian of Carthage

AD 258
We must press on and persevere in faith and virtue and in completion of heavenly and spiritual grace, that we may attain to the palm and the crown. In the book of Chronicles [we read], “The Lord is with you so long as you also are with him; but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.” - "Exhortation to Martyrdom 8"

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
With him. He will continue thus to protect you, if you prove faithful. The Pelagians hence inferred, that man was to prepare his own heart for the reception of grace. But the text only speaks of external aid; and though it were understood of internal grace, (Calmet) we may merit an increase of grace, by a faithful co-operation (Worthington) with that with which God has presented us. (Estius) (Calmet)


AD 420
When we have been baptized we are told, “Behold, you are made whole; sin no more lest a worse thing happen to you.” And again, “Don’t you know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone profanes the temple of God, God shall destroy him.” And in another place, “The Lord is with you so long as you are with him: if you forsake him, he will also forsake you.” Where is the person, do you suppose, in whom as in a shrine and sanctuary the purity of Christ is permanent and in whose case the serenity of the temple is saddened by no cloud of sin? We cannot always have the same countenance, though the philosophers falsely boast that this was the experience of Socrates; how much less can our minds be always the same! As people have many facial expressions, so also do the feelings of their hearts vary. If it were possible for us to be always immersed in the waters of baptism, sins would fly over our heads and leave us untouched. The Holy Spirit would protect us...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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