Peter protested faithfulness unto death, but was told.
God answers by demanding patience, and by declaring that the righteous shall live by his faithfulness (ii.
According to Herodotus he made his doubtful adherents deposit pledges of faithfulness in the temple of Apollo.
iv.), His choice of Israel, and the love and faithfulness which He had shown towards it, by redeeming it from slavery in Egypt, and planting it in a free and fertile land; from which are deduced the great practical duties of loyal and loving devotion to Him, an uncompromising repudiation of all false gods, the rejection of all heathen practices, a cheerful and ready obedience to His will, and a warm-hearted and generous attitude towards man.
Sturla's power lies in his faithfulness to nature, minute observance of detail and purity of style.