Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Doing justice


I have done judgment and justice; but, that I may always do it, and never fail in doing it, "uphold thy servant unto good," by directing him, so that he may always relish what is good, and then the consequence will be that "the proud will not calumniate me;" for he that is well established "unto good," and so made up that nothing but what is good and righteous will be agreeable to him, he will so persevere that he will have no reason for fearing "the proud that calumniate him." 

Robert Bellarmine, quoted in Charles Spurgeon's The Treasury of David, in relation to Psalm 119:121-2. 

Bellarmine was a Jesuit, famous in his day for his writings and teaching, and canonized as a Saint in the Catholic Church. It's interesting to find Spurgeon often quoting him, given his even more frequent irritation at Catholicism. 
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