Easy to confuse, good to know

God made man, and man made sin. So why start trembling when God says to you “Let sinners perish from my face”? What God is saying to you is: “Let that perish in you which you made, and I will preserve what I made.”

Augustine

Citation: Augustine, Sermon 22.7 (on Psalm 68), in Sermons Vol. 2, trans. Edmund Hill (New City Press, 2003), 45–46.