INTERNATIONALE MARTIN LUTHER STIFTUNG

The daily Luther

10th July

Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Interpretation of Martin Luther ...

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

The daily Luther

10th July

Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Luke 12 (xxxii)

When we see so much ingratitude and evil amongst townsfolk, country folk and other people, whatever their status might be, we are often driven to believe that the whole world is possessed by devils. (...) However, one consolation must still remain and that is that there are still quite a few upright and holy people left. For God will never be without people for He is a God of mercy and of judgement: those who are willing to repent and humble themselves are those whom He forgives and saves and governs. The true Church is indeed a little gathering of people which inspires either no or little respect and is suffering under the cross. However the false church is full of splendour, is renowned and flourishing and has a beautiful and magnificent appearance as was the case with Sodom. So let us then, in church, pray for the Church with the Church. For then there are three things that keep the Church together. Firstly: true doctrine, secondly: intensive prayer and thirdly: suffering in earnest.

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