But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts. (1 Peter 3:15 KJV)
“Entertain just notions of God—of his nature, power, will, justice, goodness, and truth. Do not conceive of him as being actuated by such passions as men. Separate him in your hearts from everything earthly, human, fickle, rigidly severe, or capriciously merciful.
“Consider the goodness of his nature; for goodness, in every possible state of perfection and infinitude, belongs to him. Ascribe no malevolence to him, nor any work, purpose, or decree that implies it. Ever remember that he has wisdom without error, power without limits, truth without falsity, love without hatred, holiness without evil, and justice without … severity.”
– Adam Clarke