124. Deal with Thy servant according to Thy mercy, and teach me Thy statutes. For it is not our merit but the mercy of Him who promised, that He does truth and fulfills what He promised. But He promised them Christ, the truth forever to the church, grace and help for good to our spirit. Nevertheless, He wants to be reminded and asked with regard to the things promised.
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