April 08, 2021

Day by Day with Martin Luther

Read: Deut. 32:28-52 Luke 12:35-59 Proverbs 12:21-24

“Our Sure Confidence”

“Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law by becoming a curse for us.”
[Galatians 3:13]

With gratitude and with a sure confidence, therefore, let us accept this doctrine, so sweet and so filled with comfort, which teaches that Christ became a curse for us, that is, a sinner worthy of the wrath of God; that He clothed Himself in our sin that was laid on His shoulders, and said: “I have committed the sins that all men have committed.” Therefore He truly became accursed according to the Law, not for Himself but, as Paul says, “for us”. But because He did take on our sin, not by compulsion but of His own free will, it was right for Him to bear the punishment. By this fortunate exchange with us, He took upon Himself our sinful person and granted us His innocent and victorious person.

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