Thursday, January 28, 2010

"Nothing is more dangerous than to become tired of the Word"

On our faculty retreat my colleague Mitzi Budde gave a wonderful homily, which included a fine quote from Martin Luther's 1535 Commentary on Galatians. Luther cautions those who are mature in the faith that "Nothing is more dangerous than to become tired of the Word."

"Just as [God] initially gives us faith through the Word, so later on He exercises, increases, strengthens, and perfects it in us by that Word…Therefore, let every faithful person…employ humble prayer to God with continual study and meditation on the Word" (Martin Luther, “Lectures on Galatians 1535,” in Luther’s Works, vol. 26, edited by Jaroslav Pelikan [Saint Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1963], 64-65).

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