Internationale Martin Luther Stiftung

The daily Luther

22nd May

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Interpretation of Martin Luther ...

The daily Luther

22nd May

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Psalm 119(cv)

If this is really true (...), then it must also be true that, beyond the Word of God, human knowledge and wisdom no matter how brilliantly and splendidly both may sparkle and shine, they are in comparison sheer, meaningless darkness. Reason is also light and, indeed, a fine light, but it cannot show the way nor set the foot on the right path that takes us out of Sin and Death to lead us to Righteousness and Life. Our candles can hardly illuminate heaven and earth but, nevertheless, they can brighten the poky little corners in our houses whereas the sun gives light to the sky, the earth and everything else. God's Word is the True Sun which gives us the Eternal Day to enjoy and Eternal Life to live. Happy are those who choose this Light and take their delight in it for this Light shines for their benefit. But moles and bats eschew this Light, all this is like the World.

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