by Saint Theophan the Recluse
by Saint John of Kronstadt Press, 2014
Curdled like milk is their heart;
but as for me, in Thy Law have I meditated.
Result of unrighteousness = bitterness and heaviness of heart
But the one who perseveres in goodness is warm and soft. And outer occurrences will teach him how to remain faithful.
It is good for me that Thou hast humbled me,
that I might learn Thy statutes.
The prophet thanks God for this path of education.
The Law of Thy mouth is better to me
than thousands of gold and silver.
His heart has no delight outside the Law.
The goal of God’s instruction: to prepare for Himself a dwelling place in the soul. once cleansed.
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