This is our God, and there shall none other be accounted of in comparison of him
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Hilary of Poitiers
Listen now to Jeremiah: “This is our God, and there shall be no one else like him who has found out all the way of knowledge and has given it to Jacob his servant and to Israel his beloved. Afterward he showed himself on earth and dwelled among people.” For previously he had said, “And he is human, and who shall know him?” Thus you have God seen on earth and dwelling among people. Now I ask you what sense you would assign to “no one has seen God at any time, except the only-begotten Son who is in the bosom of the Father,” when Jeremiah proclaims God seen on earth and dwelling among people? The Father most assuredly cannot be seen except by the Son. Who then is this who was seen and lived among us? He must be our God, for he is God visible in human form, whom human beings can handle. - "On the Trinity 4.42"
It is ordained that not only we human beings but also the angels, the archangels, the celestial nations and all we who are on earth give praise. “Bless the Lord,” it says, “all you works of his.” His good works are no small achievement; rather, they exceed all speech, intellect and human understanding. The prophets announce these things every day, each in various ways publishing this splendid triumph. One says, “You have gone up on high, you have led captivity captive, and you have received gifts among people.” And, “The Lord strong and powerful in battle.” And another says, “He will divide the spoils of the strong.” For this is why he came, in order to announce freedom to the prisoners and the recovery of sight to the blind. And raising aloud the cry of victory against over death, he said, “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O grave, is your sting?” And another, in its turn, announcing good news of the most profound peace, said, “They will forge their swords into plowshares and t...
They speak who obeyed the apostolic calling without delay and “have the desire to be set free from the body so as to be with Christ,” preferring nothing to the fulfillment of the commandments. - "Fragments on Baruch 3.36"