Ah, was it easy here to believe and hold fast the great password of Christian faith, that "God IS, and is the REWARDER
of them that diligently seek Him"?
Go, I say, to her, who washed the wounds, and straighted the corpse, and gave to the slain man the outward show of one parted in time and in the course of nature Go to her, she was my temptress, the foul provoker, the more foul rewarder
, of the deed let her, as well as I, taste of the tortures which anticipate hell!''
He wants nothing but to repent, and then he will be so much the better qualified to instruct his wife; he will then be able to tell her that there is not only a God, and that He is the just rewarder
of good and evil, but that He is a merciful Being, and with infinite goodness and long-suffering forbears to punish those that offend; waiting to be gracious, and willing not the death of a sinner, but rather that he should return and live; and even reserves damnation to the general day of retribution; that it is a clear evidence of God and of a future state that righteous men receive not their reward, or wicked men their punishment, till they come into another world; and this will lead him to teach his wife the doctrine of the resurrection and of the last judgment.
(14) For Narveson, the interests of the rewarder
, not the rewardee, are central: "We only go up blind alleys if we myopically fix our gaze only on desert factors in abstract from what cause them to be desert factors, namely the interests of agents--in this case, ultimately the consumers--who hold the purse strings, the loosening of which is the source of the relevant rewards in this area.
I know I have the body of a weak, feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too, and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any prince of Europe, should dare to invade the borders of my realm; to which rather than any dishonour shall grow by me, I myself will take up arms, I myself will be your general, judge, and rewarder
of every one of your virtues in the field ...
40 Our managers mostly act as 3.14 1.35 0 a judge, rewarder
, or punisher.