INTERNATIONALE MARTIN LUTHER STIFTUNG

The daily Luther

20th November

Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men.

Interpretation of Martin Luther ...

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

The daily Luther

20th November

Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men.

1 Corinthians 1 (xxv)

When God commands, utters anything or acts, then you should keep your mouth shut, fall down onto your knees, not say a word, nor ask any questions, but simply do what He tells you, listen to what He says and accept whatever He does. For God does not expect to be dominated by us as we are the children of wrath, and we are sinners and liars. That is why His Counsel, Word and Works are way above our own heads. We are still such arrogant, blind fools that we imagine that we not only understand all this, but that we can do things better our way. As we are born with this perversity, we should put our wisdom aside and think of God's commandments and ponder over all matters pertaining to Him: "If the law and commandments seem to be a little crazy, then in truth there is no other cause than that I am a great fool and I cannot understand Divine Wisdom in any way whatsoever for I am hindered by my own folly and blindness."

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