Suffering for the Faith

Then the princes said to the king, “Let this man be put to death, for he is weakening the hands of the soldiers who are left in this city, and the hands of all the people, by speaking such words to them. For this man is not seeking the welfare of this people, but their … Continue reading Suffering for the Faith

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Salvation and Judgment

That night was made known beforehand to our fathers, so that they might rejoice in sure knowledge of the oaths in which they trusted. The deliverance of the righteous and the destruction of their enemies were expected by your people. For by the same means by which you punished our enemies you called us to … Continue reading Salvation and Judgment

Wisdom Incarnate

The Lord possessed me at the beginning of his work,     the first of his acts of old. Ages ago I was set up,     at the first, before the beginning of the earth. When there were no depths I wasbrought forth,     when there were no springs abounding with water. Before the mountains had been shaped,     before the hills, I was brought forth, before he … Continue reading Wisdom Incarnate