Orthodox America


   BLAZEN (Blessed)


by Bishop Nikolaj Velimirovi (1881 - 1956)

Blessed are all who believe in God, in the manner in which the Lord Jesus Chris showed God to the world. If you want to know what God is like, look at Jesus Christ and you will receive the answer. God is as Jesus Christ is. This means that God is all-powerful, all-wise, all-gentle. His power car not be resisted. His wisdom cannot be contradicted. All malice must submit to His gentleness. If you wish to be able to come running to God, if you desire wisdom, entrust yourself to God. If you desire the blessing of either wisdom or goodness or love-holc fast to God. Know and remember that only weakness, foolishness and malice rise up against God. But all rebellion against God is condemned in the end to defeat and destruction, while all that remains with God in the end is exalted and rejoices, living eternally. This is all shown by the person and destiny of the Lord Jesus Christ, and also through the destinies of His followers and His enemies. And therefore we say: Blessed are all who believe in God in the manner in which the Lord Jesus Christ showed God to the world.

From "The Alphabet of Truth" .

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