INTERNATIONALE MARTIN LUTHER STIFTUNG

The daily Luther

28th January

But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

Interpretation of Martin Luther ...

Cover of "Luther Breviary"
Cover of "Luther Breviary"

The daily Luther

28th January

But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

Psalm 5 (viii)

In this life, two attitudes can be adopted: fear and hope. These are two springs, one flowing from on high, the ‘upper' spring and the other from below, the ‘nether' spring as described in Judges 1 (xv). Fear stems from contemplating God's threats and His fearful judgement seat and in His sight no-one is clean, no-one is free from sin and no-one is safe from damnation. Hope stems from contemplating God's promise and His infinitely benign mercy as described in Psalm 25 (vi).

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