Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul.
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Augustine of Hippo
It is much more difficult to persevere when a persecutor is endeavoring that one not persevere, and on this account one is sustained in perseverance to death. The latter perseverance is more difficult to have, the former easier, but for him to whom nothing is difficult, it is easy to give either one. For God has promised this in saying, “I will give my fear in their heart, that they may not revolt from me.” And what else do these words mean but, such and so great shall be my fear, which I will give into their heart that they will adhere with perseverance to me?…
So when the hand of God is on him, that we not depart from God, then the work of God (for this is what is meant by his hand) reaches indeed to us. For in Christ “we have obtained our lot, being predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things.” Therefore it is by God’s hand, not our own, that we depart not from God. This is his hand, I say, who declared, “I will give my fear into their heart, that they may not revolt from me.”