Out of the “First Epistle to the Corinthians” by Clement of Rome, written in the mid 90s AD. Chapter 27:1 – 29:1
With this hope therefore let our souls be bound unto Him that is
faithful in His promises and that is righteous in His judgments.
He that commanded not to lie, much more shall He Himself not lie:
for nothing is impossible with God except to lie.
Therefore let our faith in Him be kindled within us, and let us
understand that all things are nigh unto Him.
By a word of His majesty He compacted the universe; and by a word He
can destroy it.
Who shall say unto Him, What hast thou done? or who shall resist
the might of His strength? When He listeth, and as He listeth, He
will do all things; and nothing shall pass away of those things that
He hath decreed.
All things are in His sight, and nothing escapeth His counsel,
seeing that The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament
proclaimeth His handiwork. Day uttereth word unto day, and night
proclaimeth knowledge unto night; and there are neither words nor
speeches, whose voices are not heard.
Since therefore all things are seen and heard, let us fear Him and
forsake the abominable lusts of evil works, that we maybe shielded by
His mercy from the coming judgments.
For where can any of us escape from His strong hand? And what world
will receive any of them that desert from His service?
For the holy writing saith in a certain place Where shall I go, and
where shall I be hidden from Thy face? If I ascend into the heaven,
Thou art there; if I depart into the farthest parts of the earth,
there is Thy right hand; if I make my bed in the depths, there is
Whither then shall one depart, or where shall one flee, from Him that
embraceth the universe?
Let us therefore approach Him in holiness of soul, lifting up pure
and undefiled hands unto Him, with love towards our gentle and
compassionate Father who made us an elect portion unto Himself.